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The Daily Dispatch: January 9, 1865., [Electronic resource], A Graphic story of the bombardment of Fort Fisher, from an inside witness. (search)
rowned with their white caps, rushing on each other as in a playful gambol, sparkled in its light. All nature seemed lovely. And lo! there on the bar is the blockade-runner Banshee. The fleet see her, and two of them start after her, but she is too quick, and proudly she comes in the inlet, while the men crowd the curtains, and cheer after cheer greets her, which are answered with a vim by her crew. During the night another had come in, whose name I have not learned. I wonder how Mr. Admiral Porter felt at that time, with a fleet of upwards of sixty vessels, not able to effectually blockade New inlet. About 12 o'clock the fleet stood out; the ironsides, which had been lying nearer the fort, got up steam and started out, and soon the whole fleet were out some distance, where they anchored. A bright lookout was kept up at night, but nothing of importance occurred. Wednesday, December 28.--Another beautiful morning. Half of the fleet has disappeared; the rest are going o
eamer. The Collector of the Port is also requested to grant clearance for provisions for the use of the people of Savannah, to any amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars in value. W. T. Sherman, "Major-General commanding." Return of Porter's fleet from Wilmington. A telegram from Fortress Monroe, dated the 2d instant, says: The steamer Amanda Winants arrived here to-day from Beaufort, North Carolina. The vessels comprising the naval fleet under Rear-Admiral Porter were aRear-Admiral Porter were all safely anchored in that harbor, having successfully weathered the storm off Wilmington, North Carolina, and sustained but very trifling damage during the bombardment of Fort Fisher. The Savannah Cotton. A Washington telegram has the following particulars of a plan to steal the cotton found at Savannah: An article in a morning paper here, said to be unofficial, indicates that the thirty-three thousand bales of cotton in Savannah, with about forty thousand more within the distr