New Haven, Conn.
, May 26
.--Mr. S. M. Brooks
, a Massachusetts gentleman well known to several of our citizens as a person of unquestioned veracity, arrived in this city on Saturday night, having escaped from Fort Moultrie
in an open boat, and managed to get aboard a schooner which carried him to New York.
He was the guest, here, of Mr. James C. Parker
, auctioneer at No. 151 Congress Avenue. He states that he and his brother were impressed into the Confederate
service, and were placed in Fort Moultrie
, where they assisted in working the guns during the attack on Fort Sumter
He says that he will take a solemn oath that from six to seven hundred men were killed in that fort during the engagement
Ten days ago he saw a schooner in the offing, and, managing to steal a skiff, put for her. After he had got some distance from the Fort
he was discovered, and five or six shots were fired at him, but he escaped to the schooner, and reached New York.
The above statement may be relied on.--New Haven Palladium, May 27