a sloop loaded with provisions and stores, two light boats, one hundred and fifty bags of coffee, &c., all of which was achieved by the army and navy, and eight hundred volunteers, and sixty regular artillery of the army.
This gallant affair will not fail to stimulate the volunteers and regulars to greater achievements.
Obedience, order, discipline, and instruction are indispensable to maintain the interest, honor, and humane institutions of the Union.
By command of Maj.-Gen. Wool. Chas. Churchill, Captain Third Artillery, A. A.-G.
Letter from the Navy Department.
Navy Department, September 2, 1861.
sir: The Department congratulates you and those of your command, and also the officers and soldiers of the army who cooperated with you in the reduction of Forts Hatteras and Clark, and the capture of the forces employed in their defence.
The successful result, thus far, of an expedition projected with great care, and the occupation of the positions commanding the most im