Miles on the scene.
At precisely 1 o'clock General Miles
left for the Clyde
, and at 1:30 o'clock the tug left the Clyde
, landing at the engineer's wharf.
The procession to the prison was led by cavalrymen from Colonel Pritchard
's command, and moved through the water battery on the front of the fortress and entered by a postern leading from that battery.
The cavalrymen were followed by General Miles
, holding Mr. Davis
by the right arm. Next came half a dozen soldiers, and then Colonel Pritchard
with Mr. Clay
, and last, the guard of soldiers which Miles took with him from the garrison.
The distinguished prisoners asked to see General Halleck
, but were denied.
They were incarcerated, each in a separate inner room of a casemate, with a window heavily barred, and a sentry was placed before each of the doors leading into the outer room.
These doors were secured by bars fastened on the outside, and two other sentries stood outside of these doors, and an officer was put on duty in the outer room, with instructions to see the prisoners every fifteen minutes. The outer door of all was locked on the outside, and the key kept exclusively by the general officer
of the guard, and two sentries were also stationed without that door.