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to prevent her falling into the hands of the enemy. I may add, that although not formally consulted, the course was approved by every commissioned officer in the ship. There is no discussion opinion. The ship was accordingly put on shore as near the maintain, in the vicinity of Craney Island, as possible, and the crew landed. She was then fired and after burning fiercely fore and after upwards of an hour, blew up a little before five on the morning of the 11th. We marched for Suffolk, twenty two miles, and reached it in the evening, and from thence came by railroad to this city. It will be asked what motives the pilots could have had to deceive me. The only imaginable one is, that they wished to avoid going into battle. Had the ship not been lifted, so as to render her unfit for action, a desperate contest must have ensued with a force against us too great to justify much hope of success, and, as battle is not their occupation, They adopted this deceitful cour
any such news. No, gentlemen, we have not 20,000 Yankees among us yet, and from present appearances, are not likely to have them shortly. The Yankees in Suffolk, Va. During Tuesday last 200 Yankee cavalry entered the town of Suffolk, took possession of Temperance Hall and one of the churches, and then roamed about the sSuffolk, took possession of Temperance Hall and one of the churches, and then roamed about the streets, with an air of indifference to danger that could not have been surpassed by Southern troops. The citizens were entirely defenseless, and there were no soldiers to "molest them or make them afraid. " Had there been a parties leader, with the spirit of a Marion, anywhere about, the Dismal Swamp would have been ambushed, and echize, cause a rush to the saddle and a stampede towards Portsmouth which was ludicrous in the extreme. On Wednesday, only eight of the invaders returned to Suffolk, demanded the keys of the jail, released every prisoner, quartered their liberated felons and themselves on a respectable citizen, impressed the wagon of another