rdered all the fleet to get underway and proceed to the attack of those places, but remembering that when the army had got into their rear that the enemy would no longer stay there, he sent Lieutenant Selfridge in a tug to Sewell's Point, and Commander Case in another to Craney Island, to ascertain the position of affairs.
Selfridge landed at Sewell's Point and found that the enemy had departed, on which he hoisted the American flag on the ramparts.
When Commander Case arrived at Craney IslaCommander Case arrived at Craney Island he also found the forts deserted.
Two Confederate flags were still flying over the works, which he hauled down and replaced with the American colors.
The Susquehanna, Seminole, Dakota and San Jacinto proceeded up to Norfolk without difficulty, and cast their anchors before the town.
The deserting Confederates played the same part that had been played by the Federal forces when they gave up the Navy Yard.
They set fire to all the useful buildings, and most of them were destroyed; the com