War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0100 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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Question. When you went on board the vessel these men were down in the told?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. Did you go down there?

Answer. No, sir.

Question. You say thet were ordered to be brought up; were they able to walk?

Answer. Yes, sir. The chain was long enough to allow them to walk. They walked from the vessel and got ashore.

Question. Do you know how long they had been confined in the hold thus ironed?

Answer. No, sir. I do not know anything about that.

Question. Where is the captain of the Albatross? Do you know?

Answer. I do not know.

Question. How long ago was this?

Answer. I cannot tell you without referring to the dates in the marshal's office.

Mr. WHARTON. I suppose the warrant is here on file. That would give the date.

The WITNESS. The warrant would give the date, but it is not here. I believe it is down at the prison.

Quesiton. What is the name of the captain of the Albatross?

Answer. I do not recollect his name.

Quesiton. He is an officer of the U. S. Navy?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Mr. ASHTON. Captain Prentiss was captain of the Albatross at that time and I presume is now.

Mr. WHARTON (to the witness). Do you know where the Albatross is now?

Answer. I do not.

Question. Do you know any of the other officer of the Albatross?

Answer. No, sir.

Question. How soon after her arrival did you go on board and receive these men?

Answer. I think it was two or three days after the arrival of the vessel; I am not certain as to that.

Question. Who made the oath for the issuing of the warrant?

Answer. That I do not know. The oath though was made here.

Mr. WHARTON. It ought to be among the records here.

Mr. ASHTON. I will see where it is. I presume Mr. Heazlitt has it.

Mr. WHARTON (to the witness). was it necessary to lift the chain to enable the men to get into the carriage?

Answer. It was necessary to lift them into the carriage but they walked freely.

Question. What was the length of the chain?

Answer. About twelve inches, perhaps a little longer. I did not take very particular notice of the length. They could move about freely, though.

Question. Do you know whether the Albatross brought along with her any papers that were taken with these men?

Answer. I do not.