ing of the twenty-eighth of February last, there was only the State of Georgia on this blockade to protect three entrances — which it is impossible for one steamer to do. Three days after the Nashville had run in this vessel arrived here from Hampton Roads, and we found to our mortification such to be the case.
The State of Georgia being short of coal could remain here but a few days.
She despatched at once the facts of the case to the nearest blockading station — Wilmington.
The Mount Vernon then left there, and proceeded to Hampton Roads with the intelligence.
The Cambridge was ordered down here in consequence, and reached here on the morning of the eleventh of March, making three vessels on this blockade.
The State of Georgia was compelled to leave for reasons already stated.
She left on the six-teenth.
The Nashville had steamed down from her former position in the harbor, and on the day previous to running out was lying close under the guns of Fort Macon.
We kept a shar