Escaped from the enemy.
The following-named persons, lately prisoners of war, having effected their escape from the enemy, arrived in Richmond
on Wednesday evening: R. T. Rogers
, E. P. McCulloch
, A. S. Mitchell
and A. Moore
, of Virginia
; E. A. Acres
, of Mississippi
, and William Edens
, of Louisiana
belonged to the navy, and were captured on board the steamer Bombshell
, tender of the ram Albemarle
, at the time that vessel engaged nine of the enemy's gunboats in Albemarle sound
, on the 5th of May. The other three belonged to the army, and were captured about the same time.
They made their escape on the Northern Central railroad, in Pennsylvania
, August 16th, while on the way from Point Lookout
to Elmira, New York
In company with two others, they cut through the car in which they were confined, leaped through the aperture and got away without injury After ten days of adventure and numerous hairbreadth escapes, their feet once more pressed the soil of Dixie.
Their two companions have not yet arrived in Richmond
, but are believed to be safe.