--A specimen of the steel breastplate now in use by the Yankees
, taken from off the person of a desperado named A. H Hasbrook, lately Adjutant of the 5th N. Y. cavalry regiment, and brought to this city on Thursday evening, can now be seen at the office of the Provost Marshal
, corner of 9th and Broad streets. It was taken off the fellow when examined in the office as a prisoner on Thursday evening. Prior to being captured Hasbrook received a ball from a pistol in the hands of Harry Howard
, a Marylander in our ranks, but though striking over the region of the heart it hardly dented the plate.
was immediately shot from his horse by the prisoner, who felt emboldened, no doubt, by the immunity afforded him by his life-saving apparatus.