er) with all speed, and rowed rapidly off under a sharp fire from our men. One of the Yankee boats managed to escapes, with the loss, it is believed, of several men; the other, a fine barge, was intercepted by Captain Warley's command, and surrendered.
It contained Captain Payne, of the 100th New York Regiment, with a Sergeant and ten men. Two of the crew had been killed; the Yankee captain and four others of the prisoners were wounded.
On Wednesday night, between 12 and 1 o'clock, Captain Tucker, of the steamer Chicora, with the steamer June, Lieutenant Philip Porcher commanding, act out on a reconnoitering expedition around the barber.--The June, whose crow consisted only of ten man armed with rifle, run down near the fleet with orders to run into any barge she might encounter on her way. Upon approaching the fleet she chanced upon the first in such of the U. S. steamer Wabash with a crow of twenty-three men, and a twelve pound howitzer on board.
The June, was immediately tur