Yankee treatment of their prisoners.
Henry R. McIvar
, a paroled prisoner, who arrived to this city on Tuesday, gives us some interesting information of the treatment of our prisoners who were captured by the Yankees
on the 28th.
After they received the news of their final disaster, they placed the prisoners behind Sigel
's division in the retreat exposing them to the fire of the Confederates
, Messrs. Sickle
and Sanford Picket
, two aged gentlemen, over 70 years of age, were forced to march through the rain to Alexandria
On arriving at Alexandria
some ladies brought some food to the prisoners, who had eaten nothing for four days save three crackers, but were driven away from them at the point of the bayonet, the officer telling his men to ‘"clear those secesh bitches"’ away from there.
The Federal refused to parole C. Bald
who Assistant Surgeon
to the 33d Va. At Fortress Monroe
several Germans took, the oath, and when their fellow prisoners taunted them with their flame the Federal
officer threatened to thrust his sword into them.