Flag of truce.
--A flag of truce arrived here yesterday afternoon about 2 o'clock from Fortress Monroe
Its object was to return the following individuals to their homes in the South
Mrs. William C. Benthall
, of Norfolk
; Mrs. Phillip
, Mrs. Davis
, and Miss Phillip
, of Richmond
; Mrs. Gaby
; Miss Kean
and Mrs. Kean
and two children, of Savannah
; and three of our soldiers wounded at Cheat Mountain
These ladies and gentlemen give glowing descriptions of the manner in which they were treated by the people of Baltimore
in passing through that city.
The soldiers, especially, were perfect lions; hands were extended to them to grasp in every direction; and when the hand was removed, something having the look, ring, and value of gold was found adhering to their palm.
Complete suits of clothes were also, as by magic, bestowed upon them, and had their stay been longer in the city there is no calculating what would have been the amount of benefits conferred upon them.
Enough was seen and heard, too, to convince them that Baltimore
was all alive to Southern rights — that she occupied a position in the eyes of the world which was foreign to her feelings, and that she anxiously awaited an opportunity to shake off the fetters with which she has been bound, and assume her true character — that of a whole-souled and determined opponent of the Lincoln
A large letter-bag containing letters from the prisoners taken at Fort Hatteras, to their friends South, was also sent down by the steamer, together with letters for Federal prisoners now in our hands.--Norfolk Day Book,