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with the prisoners, and Patti stated to him that he had been in eight different battles, including the first Bull Run fight, and had served principally in the signal corps. Major Borland is a West Point graduate, and a young gentleman of culture and refinement. He said little, but evidently felt his peculiar position very keenly. Another of the prisoners is Capt. George A. Preston, Confederate States Army, of Gen. Kirby Smith's staff. Preston is a nephew of Kirby Smith, also of the Hon. Wm. Ballard Preston, at one time Secretary of the Navy of the United States. He was quite communicative on matters not nearly related to military subjects, but said little regarding his capture or the cause in which he had been engaged. On this latter point the general opinion among all the prisoners seemed to be that they had been acting right, although, as things now appeared, in a hopeless cause. T. B. McDonough and H. Forest had been actors in the Mobile Varieties, but held minor commissions i