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[Correspondence of the ]
FortressVa. June 7th
, Director, has that the of the are no longer require to the Fortress and the men and steamer are to
Now, how it is possible for the authorities to the secrets of the future will be difficult to take the public as Old or believe that there is not as much necessity for a first-class as there was over been Secretary
telegraphed to Mayor Henry
, of on Friday the 17th of April to it now whether he could not dispatch a steamer engine to Fortress immediately.
The was promptly tendered, and that light she left Philadelphia
in charge of a detail of members from the company.
They arrived here on Thursday, being almost one week in the way. During that line, although in Government , they were compelled to find their own rations, the Quartermaster
to do anything for them.
On reaching the Fortress they naturally expected to find some kind of a for their splendid engine, but they were to disappointment;
One of General officers who was applied to find no place of present, but he would have.-- Rain in, and be soon began to died, and rust the polished machinery.
The officer was again applied to for a ‘"housing"’ but again upon the civil request as a bother, and so, from the landing of the engine until yesterday, which with a canvas she has been forced to remain exposed to the action of the heavy air and the numerous who have visited this point during the last two months.
It is a shame and an outrage on the company and the gallant men who came willingly at the call of the Government
Now, because matters have been pressed home to the Department, she must be ordered back to Philadelphia
Heaven have pity upon the building, and especially upon the hospital should a fire occur among them after she has left us.
It is true, there is the Maryland Engine
; all broken and out of repaired snugly housed this long time, together with a couple of old New York band engines, which did not get into service at the fire the other right until the Hibernia
had been playing some time.
But what dependence can be placed upon them in an emergency such as is liable to occur at any moment among the combustible and explosive material forming the buildings and stores in this place?
Where it not for the large number of wounded and helpless men in the Flygcia Hospital
, the matter would not probably assume such dimensions in our even.
But when we reflect on the awful consequences resulting from a fire permitted to gain be away, we cannot refrain from expressing our conviction, that it is cruel to leave the hospitals and property to the chances of destruction mangle, because somebody does not wish to be bothered about having an engine properly cared for, which will prove a safeguard to everything in the around the Fortress.
We sincerely trust that Major General Dix
, who now assumed command, will look into the shatter and order the engine to by retained.
There is too much valuable matter and there are too many lives now in the peril of death from wounds to be jeoparded further though a sudden field of official
The State of Maine
the which last night, with three hundred wounded from near This is the second trip she had made.
These men are mostly very severely injured, and a large number of them will never recover.
An assistant surgeon
, who was on board us what proves to be a fact, and one which will and horrify the country — that this load of helpless men had lain without any surgical attendance from Saturday's and Sunday's battles until they were put aboard the boat on Thursday, five before their wounds were dressed.
As wonder our men die so rapidly.
Better were it did they fall into the hands of the rebels, than be kept to suffer uncooled agony for want of attention.
Is there no way by which this lack of Micheal and surgical attendance can be ?. If there are not surgeons with the army, in the name of Heaven let is be known, and there will spring forward hundreds of physicians and surgeons, who will gladly, after their services.
The county expects and demands that her noble sons shall not only be well equipped and armed and fed, but that they shall also receive everywhere and attention when they fall wounded and banding upon the battle-field.
Many of these poor, , brave-hearted fellows, who have brave death in of the Union
, were food for maggots when they reached house, the worms having already appeared in their wounds — Those sickening facts are enough to have appeared tape and all concerned in its use, the fierce indignation of the land.
We do not find fault with the Surgeons
in the army.
They have labored night and days and done all in their restricted power to have the sufferers, but they are few in number when they came to administer to she wants of five thousand maint... There should be a large carps of Surgeons with Gen.
. They should be ; and when the great battle occurs they will be on the spot, to go immediately to work.
For the take of humanity — for the take of those heroic men who endure so much without complaining — or the sake of their wives and children, and for the home of our country, let not such apparently wanted neglect again disgrace the battle fields of the Union
The after landing for invalids at the Naval Hospital
, returned where the received the two hundred rebel prisoners brought the I have are a hard-looking set, although we found severed very respectable and intelligent Georgians among them.
They did not men to think much of Jeff Davis
's victory at Fair Oaks
, last Sunday.
With the prospect of immediate at Fort Delaware
before them, they were unable ‘"to see it,"’ and we couldn't blame them.
of the Spanish
forces in the expedition against Mexico
, came down on the Georgiana
this morning, accompanied by his . After paying his respects to Major-General Dix
, and inspecting the appearance of things the fortress, be embraced on the White House
boat for the headquarters of Gen.
Several transports, crowded with troops peeped into water to-day, and as mysteriously peeped but again.
They may have gone to — Mexico
, --This morning a flag of truce was dispatched up the James river
, but for what purpose we have been unable to learn.