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The Daily Dispatch: March 7, 1864., [Electronic resource], The question of Exchange — arrival of Confederate prisoners from Point Look out. (search)
at blunderer; shown a fatal aptitude for walking into traps, and for failing in with the enemy's plans, which ought to excuse from for the service in the field, at least in any responsible position. Col. Streight's escape. A narrative of Col. Streight's escape from Richmond is published in the Northern papers. Previous to leaving the prison, he requested those men who should reach Fortress Monroe to ask Gen. Butler to announce his safe arrival there to deceive the "rebels." Major McDonald and two other officers were with them. The account says: He then proceeded to a house on the outskirts of the city, where he learned he would find a temporary haven for twelve days. He had favors and acts of kindness throat upon ban. His wasted frame grew stronger, and one fine moonlight night he left for our time, armed with two revolvers and a bowie knife. He marched boldly up Main street, dressed in a ragged, dirty, butternut suit, and was stopped by a sentinel near the Tredv