If we turned for the left it would be for the flag-of-truce boat; if to the right, it meant an indefinite stay in prison.
The New York flag-of-truce boat was found lying at the wharf with four hundred prisoners, whom she had not time to deliver.
But when the flag-of-truce party reached the "Horn o' Plenty" they found not a corsair there!
The flag-of-truce boats of the different parties presented terrible contrasts.
They sent forward a flag-of-truce, and demanded the instant surrender of the stockade.
While waiting at City Point for the "flag-of-truce boat," we sauntered up from the wharf.
We were expecting almost hourly to be put on a flag-of-truce boat.
Shortly after the fighting ceased, Colonel Ellet sent the ram Lioness, under a flag-of-truce, to demand the surrender of the city.
In fifteen minutes an officer came to take their paroles, and they were escorted to the union lines by a flag-of-truce party.