Adventures of an escaped prisoner.
, who arrived in this city from Fort Delaware
, Tuesday, was captured while on a scout in the vicinity of Front Royal
, on the 18th day of May, after having his horse shot under him, and was sent from there to the old Capitol prison in Washington city
Here he remained until the 4th day of July, when he was transferred to Fort Delaware
, from whence he escaped about a week after.
In his escape, he was accompanied by Mr. J. A. Toole
, of the 9th Virginia cavalry.
The first point reached by them after making land, was Georgetown, Delaware
They passed through several other towns in the same State, but cautiously refrained from making known their situations.--When they arrived in Kent county, Maryland
, they disclosed the fact that they were refugees from Fort Delaware
, and found plenty of friends and sympathizers.
says that on the night of the 3d of July the Secessionists of Middletown, Del.
, hoisted a Confederate flag on a pole which had been erected by the Unionists, and that early on the morning of the 4th the ‘"Stars and Bars"’ were saluted with forty rounds by the supporters of the Abolition Government
When they discovered their mistake they were so enraged that they immediately hauled down the flag and tore it into shreds, and vigorously applied themselves to washing the pole with soap and water to cleanse it from the polluting effects of the Confederate
He says that there were about four thousand prisoners at Fort Delaware
when he left, and that they were very uncomfortably situated, with scarcely food enough to sustain life.