ing United States Naval Expedition, Southern Coast, U. S. N. America.
The capture of Tybee Island, Georgia.
Flag-Ship Wabash, Port Royal Harbor, Nov. 25, 1861.
Sir — I have the honor toructed to push his reconnoissance so far as to form.
an approximate estimate of the force on Tybee Island, and of the possibility of gaining access to the inner bar; and further, if the information ato me immediately.
I was not surprised when he came back and reported that the defences on Tybee Island had probably been abandoned.
Deeming it proper, however, to add the Seneca, Lieutenant Commaight, and that the Savannah has been ordered to take the same position.
The abandonment of Tybee Island, on which there is a strong Martello tower, with a battery at its base, is due to the terror eauregard and Walker, and is a direct fruit of the victory of the 7th inst.
By the fall of Tybee Island, the reduction of Fort Pulaski, which is within easy mortar distance, becomes only a question