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belonging to the Confederates, while going into Wilmington, was driven on Smith's Island Beach by the gun-boat Penobscot, but was eventually floated off by the enemy, and towed under the batteries at New Inlet.
Early in the morning of the 1st of August, the blockading vessels, James Adger, Mount Vernon and Iroquois, approached, and the Mount Vernon, discovering the condition of the Confederate steamer, reported it to Captain Case, of the Iroquois.
This officer immediately organized an exped up by Federal cruisers — though they may have made several successful runs ere they came to grief.
It is said that if one blockade-runner out of three could make a successful passage, it would more than cover the cost of all.
On August 18th, one of these clippers, the Hebe, attempted to run into Wilmington by the New Inlet channel.
There were several blockaders on the alert, and among them the Niphon--which vessel, being in-shore of the Hebe, attempted to head her off. But, instead of su
Weehawken, Patapsco, Paul Jones, Ottawa, Seneca, Chippewa, Wissahickon.
July 22. Wagner Nantucket, Ottawa.
July 24. Wagner (to cover advance.) Weehawken, Ironsides, Catskill, Montauk, Patapsco. Nantucket, Ottawa, Dai Ching, Paul Jones, Seneca.
July 25. Wagner Ottawa, Dai Ching, Paul Jones.
July 28. Wagner Weehawken, Catskill, Ottawa.
July 29. Wagner Ironsides, Patapsco.
July 30. Wagner Ironsides, Catskill, Patapsco, Ottawa.
July 31. Batteries on Morris Island Ottawa.
Aug. 1. Wagner Montauk, Patapsco, Catskill, Weehawken, Passaic, Nahant, Marblehead.
Aug. 2. Wagner Ottawa. Marblehead.
Aug. 4. Wagner Montauk, Marblehead.
Aug. 6. Wagner Marblehead.
Aug. 8. Wagner Ottawa, Mahaska, Marblehead.
Aug. 11. Wagner and vicinity Patapsco, Catskill.
Aug. 13. Morris Island Dai Ching, Ottawa, Mahaska, Racer, Wissahickon.
Aug. 14. Morris Island Wissahickon, Mahaska, Dan Smith, Ottawa, Dai Ching, Racer.
Aug. 15. Wagner Racer, Dan Smith.
Aug. 17. Batte