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n the surf, and both the flatboats stove, and a brave attempt being made by Lieut. Crosby, U. S. Army, serving with the army as post captain at Fortress Monroe, who a shot from the Fanny, but she proved to be out of range. I then sent Lieut. Crosby on shore to demand the meaning of the white flag. The boat soon returned, en and verbal communications I made the reply which follows, and sent it by Lieut. Crosby. [Here follows the memorandum of Gen. Butler, also given below.] After waiting three-quarters of an hour, Lieut. Crosby returned, bringing with him Com. Barron, Maj. Andrews and Col. Martin, of the rebel forces. Upon being received oen. Butler's reply. The following reply of Gen. Butler was dispatched by Capt. Crosby, U. S. N., and Lt. Creigel: Fort Hatteras, Aug. 29, 1861. Memorandort taken possession of. The Stars and Stripes were hoisted from the fort by Capt. Crosby, of the U. S. N., and Lt. Creigel, amid the cheers of the troops and the boo