War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0118 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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Question. I understood you to asy that Smith joined this vessel at Savannah?

Answer. No, sir; I did not say that. The vessel could not be at Savannah and in Charleston Harbor at the same time. He joined the vessel at Savannah to go on board of her at Charleston.

Question. You mean that he shipped in Savannah?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. And he went to Charleston by railroad?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. Did the whole crew go together?

Answer. The greatest portion of them did. The remainder were in Charleston before.

Question. Are you a citizen of the United States? Have you ever been naturalized?

Answer. I never had my papers. The first time I came to the United States I was under age and I had no occasion to get papers.

DANIEL MULLINGS called and sworn and examinated by Mr. HARRISON:

Question. Of what place are you a native?

Answer. Charleston, S. C.

Question. Are you acquainted with the defendant Smith?

Answer. Yes.

Question. Of what State is he a native?

Answewr. I believe he is a native of South Carolina but a citizen of Savannah, Ga.

Question. How long has he been a citizen of Savannah?

Answer. I do not know. He served an apprenticeship there in a Savannah pilot - boat. He must have been there when very young.

Question. Then he has been a resident of savannah for several years to your knowledge?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. Was he a resident of Georgia at the time of the passage of the secession ordinance of Georgia and the formation of the Southern Confederacy?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. Was he a housekeeper and the head of a family in


Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. What was his occupation?

Answer. A full branch Savannah pilot.

By order WHARTON:

Question. Does it not require previous training and education to become a full branch pilot?

Answer. Yes, sir; a servittude of years. From one grade you rise to another - from twelve to fourteen, sixteen, eighteen feet to full.

Question. Accoding to the draft of water of the vesseld you


Answer. Yes, sir. You have to serve an apprenticeship according to that, and to be a citizen.