y on her return to Washington.
For all your sakes I sincerely hope she may succeed.
I have done all in my power.
I can do no more.
Hoping that your prison hours may pass lightly over,
I remain with best wishes for yourself and brother officers,
Yours truly, H. A. Bennett. To Adjutant Crocker.
Mrs. Bennett conversed freely with me about her husband.
She said he was always a sincere friend of the South; that when, upon the firing upon Fort Sumter, the wild furor swept the City of New York and demanded that the American flag should be displayed on every building, Mr. Bennett refused to hoist the flag on the Herald Building, and resisted doing so until he saw the absolute necessity of doing it. She said he wept over the condition of things.
She spoke also of her son James.
She said that when Vicksburg fell Jimmy came to me with tears in his eyes, saying, Mother, what do you think?
Vicksburg has fallen.
Brave fellows—brave fellows!
I replied that it was the tribute wh