The flag of truce.
The wounded and sick prisoners of war, released on parole, and carried from Richmond
to City Point
on Friday, were placed on board the hospital steamers State of Maine
, and Commodore
, at a late hour the same evening.
One of the four who died on the passage down was received on board as a paroled prisoner, and the remaining three were sent back to be interred in the soil which they came to desolate.
Our officers were politely treated by the Federals
during their sojourn at City Point
, and handsomely entertained at the tables of the steamers.
The only person who seemed disposed to indulge in any tirade against the South
was a strong- minded female, acting in the capacity of a nurse, who, as our informant expresses it, was ‘"nearly as tall as a lamp-post and loquacious as a magpie."’ A good view of McClellan
's camp was obtained through a spy-glass from the Point
, but no movement of importance was observable.
Very few of the enemy's vessels were in sight, the larger portion of the fleet being farther down the river.
Another lot of wounded and sick Yankees started from this city yesterday morning by the same route.