General Kirby Smith surrendered his forces in the Trans-Mississippi Department to General Canby at Baton Rouge.
My very last hope has gone.
What shall I do?
If the alternative of banishment from the country was offered, I would unhesitatingly accept it. But it is the hated oath of allegiance or perpetual imprisonment.
Both are terrible, revolting.
June 1st to 5th
A novel, called Too strange not to be true, received from Miss McSherry, and promptly read.
Farther O'Connor, of Philadelphia, made a visit to the Catholic prisoners.
It is a notable fact that no Protestant minister in the entire North has ever, to my knowledge, visited the prison.
A few Catholic priests have been more considerate.
The Prison Christian association has weekly lectures from its members.
Colonel Hinton delivered a very fine one on Benevolence.
Rev. Mr. Kinsolving, Captain Harris and others will doubtless follow.
Prayers continue to be offered by some officer in each division at