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uarter of an acre of ground, among whom bombs were falling at the rate of fifty a minute. We had part of a gun's crew on shore, commanded by Commodore Barron, Lieuts. Sharp and Murdaugh, all of whom escaped except the Commodore and Lieut. Sharp, who were in the fort, and, it is believed, unhurt, when it surrendered.--Lieut. MurdauLieut. Sharp, who were in the fort, and, it is believed, unhurt, when it surrendered.--Lieut. Murdaugh had his left arm dreadfully mangled by the fragments of a bomb, but never did man act more bravely and manfully than he, even after his misfortune. "After our glorious ensign was struck and the white flag hoisted, we saw a steamer leave the scene, followed by a Yankee gunboat, which fired some shell at her, notwithstandinglight hurry, she did not stop. Before she left, however, those of our crew who had gone on shore were taken on board, (with the exception of the Commodore and Lieut. Sharp, who, I suppose considered it inconsistent with their honor as officers to leave,) as, also, some few of the soldiers who came on board. "One of our wound