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e negro idiom, replied: 'Tis me, massa; heap oa man and oman run way to come to you, sar. A laugh was sent back. Contrabands were coming; they'd bring news, &c. Saxton, was whispered by the daring leader to his crew. Saxton was sent from oar to oar. Haul in closer, came from a second voice at the Ferry, as a lot of soldiers gatSaxton was sent from oar to oar. Haul in closer, came from a second voice at the Ferry, as a lot of soldiers gathered about. Slowly the boat approached. Gradually she exposed her length to the wondering Federals. We yeddy so much ‘bout Gen'l Saxton. A crash, lit with the flame of a dozen flashes, followed; a hail of buckshot scattered the Federal picket. Running and falling, they took away the dead and wounded. Elliott leapt ashore, rGen'l Saxton. A crash, lit with the flame of a dozen flashes, followed; a hail of buckshot scattered the Federal picket. Running and falling, they took away the dead and wounded. Elliott leapt ashore, rifled the picket-house, and returned for another time. The picket at Pinckney Island was caught and put under guard. Elliott and Mickler, with detachments, started for the house. Night found them about its enclosure. A dread silence reigned as the two leaders posted their men and prepared for the assault. Surrender! rang t