Capt. Semmes then proceeded to demand the surrender of the Lieutenant of the guard.
That gentleman, Lieut. Dorsey, was considerably surprised, and wished to reason about the matter; but Capt. S. told him it was of no use to reason — the boat was ours.
He then demanded to see the Captain of the boat, which was, of course, refused him. Guards were placed over the engineer and pilot, with orders to keep the boat on the course she was then running.
After running about six miles below Cape Henry we stood in towards land.
When within about four hundred yards of the shore the steamer lay to, and seventy-one Confederate officers landed in Princes.
Anne county, Va. Previous to landing the question as to what we should do with the boat was discussed and settled.
We were landing on a shore of which we knew nothing.
There were officers on board who could not walk; also, the wife of Capt. Dale, of the steamer.
It was therefore concluded that Capt. Dale and Lieut. Dorsey should be pla