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on me and declared that its execution would oblige him to abandon immediately his forts on "Craney Island" and "Sewell's Point" and their guns to the enemy. I informed him that, as the order was imt appeared to have been abandoned. I dispatched Lieut. J. P. Jones, the Flag Lieutenant, to Craney Island, where the Confederate flag was still flying, and he there learned that a large force of the that the Mayor was treating for its surrender. On returning to the ship, he found that Craney Island and all the other batteries on the river had been abandoned. It was now seven o'clock ie of the First and Flag Lieutenants, to save the crew for future service, by landing them at Craney Island, the only road for retreat open to us, and to destroy the ship to prevent her falling into tion 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 a