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killed or wounded below the deck. She then surrendered, all her officers having been killed by the fire except the master's mate. The boat took fire from one shot and only about thirty prisoners could be gotten off her. All her wounded were burnt up, it being impossible to save them with one small boat, which was all our men had. The Suwanee carried one 32-pounder rifled piece forward, and two howitzers aft. This same vessel had landed a party during the day and burnt the dwelling of Mr. Robert Taylor. We learn that co. G, of the City Battalion, Capt. Bass, was engaged with the dismounted cavalry in making the capture. While the Suwanee was burning two gunboats appeared around the bend in the river and commenced shelling our men, who were crossing Pickett's field with the prisoners, but without any effect. Repulse of the enemy on the Blackwater. A body of Yankee cavalry, under the command of the notorious Col. Speare, attempted to cross the Blackwater river yester