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Doc. 72. destruction of the Harriet A. Weed. Hilton head, S. C., May 14, 1864. The steamer Harriet A. Weed, having in tow a schooner, left Jacksonville at about eight o'clock A. M. on Monday, the ninth. When opposite the mouth of Cedar creek, a point halfway between the town and St. John's bar, she ran upon two torpedoe. S. colored regiment. Of the saved nearly all are more or less injured. Captain Swift states that he was thrown in the air a distance of twenty feet. The Harriet A. Weed was used more as a picket-boat than a transport. She carried two guns, both of which were exploded by the concussion. On the same day that the disaster ocs were watching for an opportunity to sink torpedoes, for a number of deserters who came into our lines a few days prior to the explosion, stated explicitly what the intention was with regard to torpedoes. The Harriet A. Weed makes the third vessel that has been destroyed on the St. John's within a few weeks by means of torpedoes.