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The Daily Dispatch: August 9, 1864., [Electronic resource], Exchange of
Confderate officers — Scene at the exchange. (search)
Exchange of Confderate officers — Scene at the exchange. It will be recollected that a few weeks since our Government sent fifty-six Yankee officers, including Generals Wessel, Seymour, Shaler, Hickman and Scanmon, to Charleston, to be placed in prison there. They were placed in an elegant mansion in the western portion of the city, near the Ashley river, so far out of range that the only shell that burst near them was one which exploded the day before their exchange. They enjoyed themselves in a fine court-yard with games of ball, &c., and also had a very fine bath-house at their disposal. When the Yankees determined to place as many of our officers actually under fire at Morris Island, it was rumored that we had determined to place these Yankees on the ramparts at Fort Sumter. This rumor came to the ears of General Seymour, one of the prisoners, who intimated to Captain H. H. Raymond, Adjutant and Inspector-General, that probably an explanation would lead to less dreadful