Arrival of released prisoners.
Yesterday afternoon some two hundred Confederate prisoners from the Rip Raps
arrived in this city, having been released under the recent arrangement for a general exchange of prisoners Many of these are prisoners who have been confined in the Baltimore city
jail, from whence they were transferred to the Rip Raps
in the early part of last week.
One of them, with whom we had an interview, speaks in the highest terms of the treatment received from the ladies of Baltimore
, and says that while imprisoned there every attention was shown them, and everything that could be was done to lessen the gloom of their confinement.
One day they were visited by two ladies, each of whom had concealed beneath her hoops in a capacious pocket of her skirt, a freezer of ice cream
'. This cream was decidedly grateful to our prisoners, who of late had not been accustomed to such a luxury.
At the Rip Raps
their confinement was tedious and very uncomfortable, and they were delighted when they were ordered to embark on a steamer for James river
They left the Rip Raps
on Monday afternoon and were landed at a point on the river about 12 miles below the city, about 7 o'clock yesterday morning, from whence they made their way to the city on foot.
The young soldier with whom we conversed says that he read the Baltimore Sun
, of Saturday, the 24 inst., and that no mention was made in that of the resignation of Seward
, or the refusal of the Northern Governors
to furnish additional troops.
A released prisoner from the old Capitol prison, at Washington
, says they were treated with much attention by their friends in that city.
The sympathy there for the South
is very strong.
He thinks there were over 200 vessels in James river
as he came up.
Among others released, and who arrived at Aiken
's landing yesterday afternoon, are Generals Buckner
, who have been confined at Fort Warren
since February last.
The former was taken at the fall of Fort Donelson
, and the latter at Fort Henry, in Tennessee
It is expected that these gallant officers will reach this city this morning.