War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0078 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

Search Civil War Official Records

Question. How near to the Jeff. Davis did you go?

Answer. I was right alongside of her. Once I stood up and looked over the rail.

Question. Where did the men of the Enchantress go?

Answer. On board the Jeff. Davis.

Question. Why did you not go?

Answer. Well, I heard them say, "Take that colored individual back; you need not pass up his things. "

Question. Did they refer to you?

Answer. O, yes; I knew they referred to me then.

Question. How many men got into that boat then from the Jeff. Davis?

Answer. I do not know how many. The prize crew came in with their things and there were some few more - the steward of the Jeff. Davis and others.

Question. Was this defendant one of the men?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. One of those that sailed with you in this boat from the Jeff. Davis to the Enchantress?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. Did this defendant go on board the Enchantress when you did?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. When he went on board where was the captain of the Enchantress?

Answer. He was aft on the starboard side sitting down.

Question. Who was with him?

Answer. The captain's son and mate.

Question. How long was this defendant on the Enchantress before the order was given to the captain to leave?

Answer. I suppose about ten or fifteen minutes at the longest.

Question. Who ordered the captain to leave?

Answer. The officer who came from the Jeff. Davis told the captain to stay and his son and mate. The others went on the boat to the Jeff. Davis. Then the boat returned back and took them aboard.

Question. Was the captain ordered to get into the boat then?

Answer. Yes; when they were ready.

Question. What was done?

Answer. The captain went in and took his things with him.

Question. Who went with him?

Answr. His son and the mate.

Question. Where were you then?

Answer. I was left on board the Enchantress.

Question. When the brig hove to how far was she from the Enchantress?

Answer. I suppose she was about as far as from here down to the corner there (meaning the distance diagonally across the court room from one corner to the opposite one).

Question. Did you see her plainly?

Answer. O, yes, sir.