els on the blockade, were temporarily absent, coaling at Port Royal, leaving only one vessel of size built for war purposes, of a temporary character enabled the Mercedita to reach Port Royal during the day without being towed.
The rams then app and bent sails; the Memphis took the vessel in tow for Port Royal.
The port battery was run in to heel the ship, to prevehead City, N. C., on board steamer Cossack, destined for Port Royal.
Upon the morning of the 31st, when near Charleston, co blockade. The Keystone State necessarily was ordered to Port Royal for repairs.
The Unadilla returned to her usual anchoraeen lying alongside of the Housatonic, was despatched to Port Royal, by order of the senior officer, one hour and a half afton after this raid, the New Ironsides, then at anchor in Port Royal, a vessel built under far more favorable auspices than c 25th the Weehawken, Nahant, Patapsco, and Catskill left Port Royal under tow for North Edisto Inlet—an excellent harbor wit