, May 19
.--Eighteen of the Monitor
's crew came ashore at three o'clock this afternoon at City Point
, and were surprised upon landing by the confederate pickets and ordered to surrender.
Nine of them, including four officers, laid down their pistols and cutlasses.
The others rushed to the small boat and pulled for the Monitor
Eight of them were killed; the remaining one lost an arm. The Monitor opened fire with a heavy gun, and prevented the capture of the boat and the survivor.
Nine of the prisoners reached here at half-past 6 o'clock, and marched through Sycamore street to Gen. Huger
's headquarters, surrounded by a great crowd.
One of the officers is the paymaster, the others are midshipmen.
None of the confederates were hurt.--Richmond Whig, May 20