Mr. Richard Frazier
, who was captured by the Federal
cavalry at the residence of Mr. Apperson
, in New Kent county
, on the 6th of July, reached this city last night from Fort Delaware
He came up the river yesterday with all the released Confederate prisoners from Fort Delaware
, some four thousand in number, and landed at Aiken
's about 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
After his capture he was taken to Williamsburg
, where he remained for a week, when he was sent down to the Rip Raps
, and from thence to Fort Delaware
, where he was confined until the 30th of July. The second day after his arrival at the fort a number of prisoners were drawn up in line and a demand made for their money, the information being conveyed to them that $15 only would be allowed each prisoner.
The next day the thing was repeated, and the amount allowed reduced to $5. In this way a large amount was taken from the prisoners, none of which was ever returned.
Their watches were also taken and not restored.
During the imprisonment at Fort Delaware
, Messrs. Hitchcock
, of the Dinwiddie
cavalry, who were taken prisoners at Malvern Hill
, died, the former quite suddenly.
F. says that the labor of the prisoners at the fort was very heavy, and the fare very rough and exceedingly scant.