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and have been carried into execution by mutual help. I take great pleasure in reminding the Department that one principal and ultimate object of the naval expedition, which I have the honor to command, was, in its first conception, to take and keep under control the whole line of the sea-coast of Georgia, knowing (to use the language of the original paper) that the naval power that controls the sea-coast of Georgia controls the State of Georgia. The report that the fortifications at St. Simon's, armed with heavy columbiads, had been abandoned, which first reached me at Port Royal, is confirmed. This being the case, the entire sea-coast of Georgia is now either actually in my possession, or under my control, and thus the views of the Government have been accomplished. Very respectfully your most obedient servant, S. F. Du Pont, Flag-Officer Commanding South Atlantic Block. Squad. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington. Commander Drayton's report. U.
ng of the Mohican, the Pocahontas, and the Potomska. These vessels crossed St. Simon's bar on the eight inst., and anchored at sundown within two miles of the forThe lenses belonging to the light-house at St. Andrew's and the lighthouse at St. Simon's, the latter building having been destroyed by the rebels, could not, after just water enough to comfortably float this ship; made the best of my way to St. Simon's bar, and reached it at dead low-water, passing it, and getting into Simon'sfeet, to within two miles of the forts, which we could plainly see commanding St. Simon's entrance. Here, at sundown, I anchored for the night. After dark I shifte as late as November, some one thousand five hundred troops were quartered on St. Simon's. We found some of the places to contain large quantities of cattle, and at some fifty head near where we landed. All the blacks have been removed from St. Simon's, and at Doboy we met the only negro seen, who was old, and alone on the pla