The flag of truce.
The train which left Petersburg
on Tuesday afternoon conveying 625 wounded and sick prisoners of war, from this city, arrived at City Point
between 5 and 6 o'clock. The U. S. steamer S. R. Spaulding
and two transports were waiting to receive the men, who were placed on board without unnecessary delay.
A proposition was made by the Yankee
officials to Dr. Cullen
, the surgeon in charge of the paroled prisoners, to send to Richmond
a cargo of provisions for the benefit of their sick and wounded still remaining here, but he properly declined to authorize any such proceeding.
They then offered to send them with the understanding that they be distributed to Confederate and Federal soldiers alike, and this proposition has probably been submitted through Dr. Cullen
to the commanding General
of our army here.