ptured by a gun-boat — a good Haul in turn.
--Brief mention was made in our telegraph columns yesterday morning, of the capture of the Confederate steamer W. B. Terry, by the Federal gun-boat Conestoga.
The following, from the Memphis Appeal of the 23d, will show that not much was gained by the Hessians in the enterprise:
At day light on yesterday morning, the packet W. B. Terry, running from Paducah, (Ky.) on the Tennessee river, owned at East-port. (Miss.) and commanded by Capt. Job Johnson, was unexpectedly seized whilst laying at the wharf at Paducah, by the Lincoln gun-boat Conestoga and an armed force of 250 Federal troops, and taken as a prize to Cairo.
This fear was no doubt performed by way of retaliation for the recent capture of the steamers Equality and Cheeney by our men; but the captain and crew of the Terry were not to be so easily outdone, as the sequel proved.
Accordingly, in the afternoon they managed by some means to seize the steamer Samuel Orr, which