detention of released prisoners at Fort Monroe--Contrabands — the navy-yard — patriotic Shipwrights.
[special correspondence of the Dispatch.]
Norfolk, Jan. 30, 1862.
I learn, from a source perfectly reliable, that three officers of North Carolina
, who were taken prisoners at Hatteras
, were detained at Fort Monroe
, on Monday, although they had been released from Fort Warren
, and were on their way South.
One of the officers was a Captain, and the others Lieutenants
They accompanied Mrs. Epping
, the lady of a prominent gentleman of Savannah, Ga.
, and, on arriving at the fort, permission was positively refused them to go on board the boat that left under flag of truce.
No reason was named for the detention, and notwithstanding the earnest remonstrance of the officers, they were compelled to remain at Old Point
In addition to the names already mentioned of citizens of Norfolk county
who have lost negroes within a few days past, are the following:--S. B. Tatem
, 4; Mr. Jordan
, 1; Calvin Jones
, 3; Philip Biddle
, 1; J. W. Miller
, 3; Mr. Duke
Those who have made their escape within the lines of the enemy are said to be valuable men. Although guard is constantly kept on the shore, some twenty or more succeeded in getting off in a large boat, and are doubtless at Fort Monroe
The workmen in the navy-yard deserve great praise for the patriotic and commendable spirit which they have recently manifested.
Let it be said to their credit, now and henceforth, that for six or eight weeks they have worked industriously as late as from five to nine o'clock P. M., without making additional charge, for the purpose of expediting the important work now going on at that extensive national establishment.
The veteran Commodore Forrest
has written the workmen who have thus manifested their interest in the rapid prosecution of the Government
work a deservedly commendatory letter, in which he acknowledges in appropriate terms their praiseworthy conduct and valuable services, thus gratuitously offered to the Government
The weather to-day is rainy and stormy again — a great change from the ‘"bright beauty"’ of yesterday.