--Officers who accompanied the last flag of truce to City Point
met on board the steamer New York
, sent to carry off the departing Abolitionists, a former resident of Richmond
, in the person of Major Titus C. Rice
This person will be remembered as a former dealer in tinware and a dabbler in military matters in peace times.
He was acting as pilot on board the Yankee
He asked one of our officers to give his hind remembrances to certain of his former friends; but they told him the message would hardly be an acceptable one.
He excused himself for his appearance as a pilot by saying that he had been captured by the Yankees
last summer at Newport News, and he had no other way of getting his living than by entering the service of the Yankees
His heart (he hypocritically added) was with the South
in this contest.
left here considerably played out and smartly in debt.
By birth he is a Northern man, and by his actions an adventurer.