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The Daily Dispatch: December 9, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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daylight we found ourselves to be in the midst of the blockading fleet; immediately hoisted on sail and slipped anchor, and run in for Tybee Island, where we put the vessel on the beach at Spanish Hammock. The Captain have the compass overboard. We staid by the vessel until the Yankees were within fifty yards of us, when we ran through the woods, swimming on our way five different creeks, until we arrived at a house on the Island, the keeper of which was bringing us to the city in his boat when we were overhauled by the fort. Previous to leaving the vessel we took a portion of the cargo ashore on Tybee, but suppose the Yankees have taken it, except a portion which we buried. The captain, Sam Hawes; first mate, Chadwick; second mate, Edwin Percy, and the cook, George Nall, staid on the vessel and were captured, The Captain was a Down Eskter or a Northerner of some kind. Before we left we scuttled her, against the Captain's will, having bored three augur holes in her bottom.