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Colonel Zarvona is now in such a condition that he requires the attendance of a physician. He is in solitary confinement in a cell on the northerly side of Fort Lafayette, with one small window in it. This cell is beneath the casemates, and is dark and dump. With the wind in a certain direction, his cell becomes filled with smoke. Upon one occasion a voice was heard faintly calling for the guard; it proceeded from Zarvona's cell. Upon opening the door it was discovered he was almost suffocating. The guard entered, but was obliged to retire because of the smoke. Zarvona had to remain, however; "such were the orders." He is allowed no communication whatever with the outer world — no books and papers — no variation from prison (Government) fare, although these have been sect to him. One person he has been allowed to see — his mother. When she arrived at the fort all the ordinary prisoners were closely confined to their quarters, and Zarvona was marched between a file of men to the lieutenant; commanding's office. The heart-broken woman had brought some little comforts; these were denied him in her presence; his treatment, it is said by those who know, will noon place him among the living dead — in lunacy. ’
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