An Escaped prisoner.
We had an interview on Saturday with Mr. Wm. H. Wilson
, of the 28th Virginia regiment, who recently made his escape from Castle Williams
, on Governor's Island, New York
He was captured by the Yankees
at the battle of Williamsburg
, and immediately paroled for three weeks to wait upon the Confederate
At the expiration of this time he was sent under guard to Fortress Monroe
, and transferred thence to Governor's Island
Among his observations while there was the fact that the prisoners taken by Gen. Van Dorn
at an early period of the war, and subsequently released, are performing guard duty at Castle Williams
, thus virtually violating the conditions of their parole Mr. W. effected his escape on the 22d of June, in a manner which it is not necessary to state.
After remaining for a short time in New York, he proceeded to Philadelphia
, where, by adroit representations, he borrowed a sum of money from a Union man, and in due time reached Baltimore
In that city, it is well known, a Southern man encounters little difficulty in finding friends to help him on his way. In the course of his peregrinations, he overheard conversations among Federal officers which showed that their losses in the recent battles in Virginia
were far above what has been admitted in the Northern
There is a deep undercurrent of secession feeling both in New York and Baltimore
, but all expression of sentiment is suppressed.
The army on the Peninsula
was much demoralized the loss by sickness and death being estimated at fully 30,000.
Its condition at the present time may be readlly imagined.