How captured men were treated.
We disposed of the crew of the Alina
as we did the crews of all other prizes.
As soon as the vessel was condemned, they were brought, with their chests and bags of clothes, on board the Shenandoah
. The men and subordinate officers were put in irons; the captain on his parole.
In the event of there being any women, they occupied a separate apartment, a part of our captain's cabin.
The prize captain, with his female attachments, messed with the commissioned officers aft; all others forward.
As fast as we became loaded up with prisoners, they were either landed or transferred to some prize, which would be released upon giving bond to pay the Confederate government its estimated value a certain number of days after peace, or they would be transferred to any passing neutral ship who, for a consideration, agreed to take them as passengers.