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acoke Inlet, for the purpose of bringing his family from Portsmouth. I directed this person to examine the forts on Beacon y guns in Fort Beacon, and four eight-inch shell guns at Portsmouth; that the guns were spiked and the carriages burned on tated that a steamer came to Beacon Island before he left Portsmouth, for the purpose of carrying off the guns. I immediatele was so occupied, a sail-boat with two men put off from Portsmouth to cross the sound. A shot from the Fanny brought them so employed, I sent Lieutenant Eastman in the launch to Portsmouth, where he found three eight-inch navy shell guns lying obeen built but for our coming. There had been a camp at Portsmouth, called Camp Washington, but a portion of the troops wern August 28, and the remainder retired to the mainland. Portsmouth, which formerly contained four hundred and fifty inhabit disabled them. Lieutenant Eastman disabled the guns at Portsmouth by knocking off the cascables, and leaving them in the s
our dead were found--one was known to be shot one mile above town, on the bank of the Ohio River, and four in crossing the Guyandotte River. Several others are missing, and are supposed to be killed. Among the number is Capt. G. W. Bailey, of Portsmouth, who commanded a company in the railroad masked battery affair at Vienna, and also at Bull Run. Among those taken prisoners, are the Hon. K. V. Whaley, who was in command of the place; T. J. Heyslip, Clerk in the Quartermaster's Department; Cat ten wounded on our side — among them Wm. Wilson, Clement Nance, George Sines, and Amos Lambert, of the northeast part of this county. The leg of Sines was broken by a ball. Also a man named Bragg was among the wounded. Dr. G. B. Bailey, of Portsmouth, who commanded the Portsmouth Company in the First Ohio, at the Bull Run defeat, is said to have been shot in the chin, and taken prisoner. He was acting as assistant surgeon in Col. Whaley's command. We know, leaving out of account any repor