papers gave us information that yellow fever was prevalent and increasing, not only among the prisoners, but the citizens, and especially the Germans.
At the stockade the captives gave no trouble, and readily conformed to the rules.
The wardens took great pride in their office.
At roll-calls they accurately dressed the lines, and doubtless imparted some useful hints to the Confederate
From Major McDonald
, Fifty-first North Carolina, who was present in Wagner
during the assault of July 18, 1863, very interesting particulars of the affair were obtained.
He confirmed the story of Colonel Shaw
's death and manner of burial.
After a few days' experience the prisoners lost all fear of being struck by stray shells thrown by their friends; but they watched the bombardment always with interest, so far as they were able.
opened, the heavy Parrott
projectiles passed directly over the camp, but high in air. Our charges lounged about during the day, visiting friends, or played cards, smoked, and read.
There were ingenious fellows who passed much time making chains, crosses, rings, and other ornaments from bone or guttapercha buttons.
Our officers found a number of most agreeable gentlemen among them, who seemed to appreciate such attentions and politenesses as could be extended within the scope of our regulations.
Sudden orders came on September 21, at 10 A. M., to remove the prisoners to Lighthouse Inlet
This was done by the Fifty-fourth, and they were placed on two schooners.
The reason for this temporary change is not known.
Possibly some fear of a rescue under cover of the exchange which was to take place may have occasioned it. On the 23d, after the truce had expired, the Fifty-fourth escorted