Safety of Capt. Cook--release of prisoners.
--The Norfolk Day Book
says Captain Cook
, of the Confederate steamer Ellis
, who was reported among the killed in the recent engagement with the enemy's vessels off Cobb
's Point Battery, arrived at his home in Portsmouth
on Friday night. Capt. Cook
behaved very gallantly in the action.
He was last to leave his vessel and refused to strike his colors.
He is wounded in the right arm.
The Sea Bird
was completely riddled, and had she not taken fire, she would have been of no use to the enemy.
The following seamen prisoners, captured in the fight, have been released on parole and have returned to Norfolk
Of the Sea Bird.
, pilot; George Livingston
, captain's clerk; Samuel Merrill
, purser's steward; Phillips
, quartermaster; Williams
, seamen; Alfred Roid, (colored,) steward.
Of the Ellis.
--Wormsely, engineer; Young, seaman.
In addition to the above, a number of other Captain McCarrick