SURRENDER OF NORFOLK - MAY 11, 1862
THE UNION SENTIMENT REVIVING.
About noon I visited the office of the military governor in the custom house, and found that the ladies of Portsmouth, (God bless them!) who were still true to the Union, had presented him with two beautiful bouquets, whose fragrance had scented the whole room.
I learn that the sailing master of the Merrima and a lieutenant of artillery have been arrested, in full uniform, by the provost guard. They were at once pronounced prisoners of war, to await the orders of the Government.
PROVOST MARSHAL OF NORFOLK.
At the request of the correspondents of the public press, Gen. Viele has graciously determined to appoint Capt. Phineas A. Davis, commanding the Richardson Light Battery of Lowell, Mass., provost marshal of the city of Norfolk. Captain Davis was for many months the efficient and officer like provost marshal at Old Point, and he will, no doubt, in his new position, prove as acceptable both to citizens and soldiers.
A BRAVE AND USEFUL MAN.
We would be recusant to our duty if we did not notice in this connection the valuable services performed by Mr. A. Ainsworth, one of the superintendents of Government laborers at Fortress Monroe, in making a temporary bridge of canal boats, and otherwise assisting in landing the troops for this expedition with a rapidity really surprising, upon a barren beach, and the boisterous Lynn Haven Bay.
Surrender of Nofolk Continued
Source of Information
The Press, Philadelphia, PA Newspaper, Tuesday, May 13, 1862.
Image from Harper's Weekly May 24, 1862.