An eye witness of the dash into Williamsburg
— a gentleman who was a prisoner there — says that the charge was led by Major Belcher
, and was unexpected by the citizens, who rushed out to see the The ladies even refused to go out of their perches while the firing in the streets was progressing so rejoiced were they to see the "grey jacket once again in the town.
The firing was chiefly line in a corn-field below the town.
The same gentleman who was, when first captured, carried to Fortress Monroe
, there saw the negroes most brutally treated by the soldiers, knocking them down with bricks and beating them frightfully with the most trivial dereliction in the hard duty opposed on them.
Our informant while at the Fort
bought a pair of shoes for $4, in Confederate
The price of them in Federal money was only $2.