Important arrest in New York.
--A highly important arrest has just been made in this city, by United States Marshal Murray
, in the person of Captain A. S. Parker
, of the rebel navy.
had been in this city a few days, awaiting the arrival of some other parties, and perfecting his arrangements preparatory to leaving for England
, he having been commissioned by the rebels to bring out one of the new iron clad steamers now in process of construction there.
At the time of the memorable attack on Fort Sumter
, at the time of the breaking out of the rebellion, be commanded the iron plated floating battery debt against the devoted fort by the rebels, and took a very prominent fort by the rebels, and took a very prominent part in that action.
After the capture of Fort Sumter
, Captain Parker
was transferred from the navy to the army, and was appointed Captain
of Ordnance in the engineer department.
At the time of the surrender of Fort Donelson
he was taken prisoner, but subsequently made his escape and joined Bragg
's army, passing with him through the Kentucky
He was at the Corinth
battle, also, and directed the working of a portion of the rebel artillery in the eventful "Shiloh
. " For many years previous to the breaking out of the rebellion he was a ship captain, sailing out of Charleston (S. C.)
harbor, and was a man of so much ability, experience, and daring, as to have been entrusted, as stated above, with the mission of bringing out one of the new rebel iron clads now building in England
As might have been expected, Parker
was utterly astonished, at having been discovered in this city by Marshal Murray
, and undertook to show that he was not the man the officers were in search of. His protestations, however, proved of little avail, and he was yesterday taken to Fort Lafayette, in charge of Deputy Marshal Peel
He was considered one of the ablest volunteer officers in the rebel naval service, and had promised great things from the iron-clad he was to have in charge.
N. Y. Herald,