--On Saturday evening a flag of truce left this city in charge of Lieut Borstens
, carrying off 402 Abolition prisoners of war. On arriving at City Point
they were placed on board the Yankee steamboat "State of Maine
" which had been sent to the Point
for that purpose.
One Yankee officer, Lieut Suck
, who had been permanently disabled by the loss of a leg in the battle of Cross Keys
, was permitted to go North on the occasion.
The "State of Maine
" brought to City Point
twelve C. S. Army Surgeons, one private, and the body of an officer, a relative of Hon. W. H. Macfarland
, killed in the battle of Sharpsburg
To-day week the Yankee
captain of the boat said he would return with a large number of Southern citizens, heretofore detained in the North