To be Hung.
--Two of the Yankee
officers now in the Libby prison
are shortly to be hanged, in retaliation for the murder by order of Burnside
of a recruiting Confederate Captain
, arrested by his order in Tennessee
and ignominiously murdered under his recent "Death Order." The Yankee officers of the grade of Captain
are to draw lots for the purpose of determining who shall suffer in their stead.
This news, which must prove disagreeable to the officers of the grades mentioned, has been communicated to them.
It may delay the departure by flag of truce of the others, some 250 in number.
The Yankee boat came to City Point
on Sunday, but left without waiting for any prisoners.
It is, however, probable that most of the Yankee
prisoners will be sent home before the end of this week.