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sland at a point between Gregg and Wagner. They had come down in barges through the creek west of Morris Island, obviously with the design of assaulting Gregg in the rear. Advancing in line of battle they were permitted to come very near, when a 9 inch Dahlgren opened upon them at short range with double canister. Our howitzers then commenced a fire of shrapnel and canister, while our infantry, admirably posted, poured into them a fire of musketry. Moultrie, battery Bee, and battery Mitchell also opened upon them a rapid and most demoralizing fire. This they could not withstand, and though for a very short while they maintained a fire of musketry and grape shot from their barges, they were soon forced to withdraw, seemingly much surprised, and confused by their reception and our admirable disposition. It is said that a few gained the shore, but these soon scampered to their boats, so that no prisoners were taken. The loss inflicted upon the enemy in this baffled attempt at a
Attempt to escape --our man shot. --Yesterday morning, about five o'clock, a bold attempt was made by several prisoners to escape from the city jail. Their names are Wm. Fitzgerald, G. W. Farrell. James Smith, Geo. G. Scott, Gen. Elam, Robert Burch, and Chas. Mitchell. From the officers of the prison we obtained the following particulars of the affairs. At the hour mentioned above the guard on the outside of the jail were made aware of the movements of the escaping prisoners, and stationed themselves at every point commanding a view of the jail, ready to fire at their first appearance. In a very short time Mr. Wm. Hall, one of the Mayor's police, detailed as watchman there, discovered the seven men above cited on the roof of the building, in the act of jumping down in the yard outside the walls next to the street. He was standing about the centre of the high hill leading to the Medical College, nearly on a level with the position occupied by them, and fired directly among t