Disaster on James river--three men drowned.
Mr. J. W. Starke
, of the Third Virginia Regiment, who came up last evening in the steamer A. H. Schultz
, furnishes us with the particular of a melancholy disaster on James River
, last Sunday night. Five men belonging to the Charles City
Southern Guards rent over from Mulberry Island
, on Sunday morning to the steamer Schultz
, which lay at Hardin's Bluff, to procure some articles for their company.
They started to return about 8 o'clock at night, and when half way across, the boat was capsized by a flaw of wind.
The men all clung to the boat with the of desperation, until about mid when three of them became so that they could hold on no longer, and me by one they sank and drowned.
The of these unfortunate men were Lieut. Waddell
, acting Quartermaster
, and private Robert
A Pierce and Edward The two survivors.
and Thomas J. Guy
, were discovered to be morning still on the wreck, and Capt
of the Schultz
, dispatched a boat to and succeeded in resining then their perilous situation.
They were at and must have perished in a their time but through the exertions of after they were taken on four. they were restored in a few and landed at the Charles City wharf Lieut. Waddell
had the mail for his regiment to charge which was lost.