It was with this hope, that I had entered the port of Cienfuegos, as the reader has seen; and it was in furtherance of this objectgentleman of integrity and capacity.
C. S. Steamer Sumter, Cienfuegos, July 6, 1861.
Sir:—You are hereby appointed Prize Agent, forr sea, with some dispatch, as there was a line of telegraph, from Cienfuegos to Havana, where there were always a number of the enemy's ships of war stationed.
As a matter of course, the U. S. Consul at Cienfuegos had telegraphed to his brother Consul, in Havana, the arrival of the n command of the Cuba.
Confederate States steamer Sumter, Cienfuegos, July 7, 1861.
Sir:—Upon your arrival at this place, you will pilot, who agreed with me that the prizes which I captured, off Cienfuegos, were five miles from the land, and with the Northern claimants, st.
It was now the thirteenth of July, and as we had sailed from Cienfuegos, on the seventh, we had consumed six out of our eight days supply
at Curacoa, and has turned back herself.
If she were on the right track she should be here before this.
There was great commotion, too, as we learn by these papers, at Key West, on the 8th of July, when the news reached there of our being at Cienfuegos.
Consul Shufeldt, at Havana, had been prompt, as I had foreseen.
We entered Cienfuegos on the 6th, and on the 8th, he had two heavy and fast steamers, the Niagara and the Crusader, in pursuit of us. They, too, seem to have lost the trail.
Cienfuegos on the 6th, and on the 8th, he had two heavy and fast steamers, the Niagara and the Crusader, in pursuit of us. They, too, seem to have lost the trail.
August 28th.—Bright, elastic morning, with a gentle breeze from the south-east.
There was a grand fandango, on shore, last night, at which some of my officers were present.
The fun grew fast and furious, as the night waned, and what with the popping of champagne-corks, and the flashing of the bright eyes of the waltzers, as they were whirled in the giddy dance, my young fellows have come off looking a little red about the eyes, and inclined to be poetical.
Rumors have been rife, for some d