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The Daily Dispatch: may 21, 1861., [Electronic resource], Mr. Janney and the Berkeley meeting. (search)
Fortress Monroe within the next four days. The Light-ship Recovered. Washington, May 18. --The expedition sent to recover the Smith Point Light-Ship, removed from the Chesapeake Bay by the Secessionists, returned to-day in safety. The party of the expedition were two detachments of the New York Eighth Artillery, and one company from the 13th Regiment. The Light-Ship was found in the Wycomico river, and as the troops were leaving, they were fired into by a company called Lancaster Grays. None of the soldiers were hurt, although bullets were dug out of the wood-work of the boat. Heavy guns could not be used. The 13th fired several volleys into the bushes, and it is supposed some of the enemy were killed or fled, as their fire soon ceased. The enemy could not be seen, except by dodging from bush to bush. Another account, from Annapolis, says: The propeller William Woodward returned here yesterday, having in tow the Smith's Point Light-Ship, which she was se