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it was now strong ebb tide, and the water having fallen some three feet, we proceeded with caution, and crossed the bar safely at $50 A. M, and continued on our course for this port, where we arrived this morning, after a boisterous passage. A steamer from Charleston was about three hours watching our movements. In justice to the officers and crew of each department of the ship, I must add, that their behavior, white under the fire of the battery, reflected great credit on them Mr. Brewer, the New York pilot, was of very great assistance to me in helping to pilot the ship over Charleston bar, and up and down the channel. Very respectfully, your ob't. serv't. J. McGowan, Captain. We learn from other sources that the firing was maintained from the Island about fifteen minutes, and that the guns sent good line shots, although most of them were much too high and went over the vessel. After two or three shots had been fired, the troops on board exhibited more curi