A letter from Annapolis
, April 29 says:
Yesterday (Sunday) presented a spectacle in the ancient city which has not been witnessed for years.
Some two hundred soldiers attended worship at St. Mary's (Catholic) Church, while others were busily engaged in carting supplies from the Naval Academy to the depot for transportation to Washington
The laborers in the yard were also busily engaged in unloading ships which came in during the morning, while others were erecting plank quarters, &c.
But the most novel scene, in this quiet, religious city, was the departure of a portion of the Eighth Regiment (New York) for Washington
, having the clatter of a full drum corps in deadening blast as they passed through the principal streets.
However, just as this body had passed through the city an April shower came down in its fullest severity, and the troops returned to the yard and took quarters at the hospital, where they remained until this morning and then departed for the capital.
Four of the Atlantic
steamers left for Philadelphia
in the evening, and will return this evening with troops and supplies.
Notwithstanding the rain yesterday, citizens were carting their furniture to the wharf for shipment.
A private in the Sixth Regiment from New York, on Friday, fell prostrate under the severity of the heat, and was conveyed to the hospital, where he was properly cared for, and has now recovered.
Among the numerous strangers from the North
now sojourning in the city, are Thurlow Weed
and John Sherman