--A letter from Tampa, Florida
, April 25th, to the Savannah Republican
You have doubtless heard of the demand made upon as a short time since for an unconditional surrender of this place.
It was really, yes, coolly and deliberately demanded, but sternly denied by our brave commander, Major B. B. Thomas
They gave us twenty-four hours to get the women and children out of the way. But they have taken good care are to come to see us any more, though thirteen times twenty-four hours have passed away.
thinks they will yet come, and is holding himself in readiness.
We intend to give them a fight if they give us any sort of a showing.
Our boys are anxious to wipe the stigma off of Florida
Quite a number of prisoners have run away from Key West
and have reached here.
They report a great deal of sickness there, there being about 3,000 troops on the island, and $0 of them in the hospital, with small pox and other diseases.