So the officers owed their safety to their lack of physique — a new feature in military strategy. While this was going on at the mainland, my pickets on the beach side, under Acting Master's Mate Proudfit, engaged and repulsed the rebel picket force in that quarter without loss on our side . . . . . . This schooner cleared from New-York for Port Royal, S. C., with an assorted cargo, and was towed once outside the line of the blockade by a gunboat. I shall try to learn the names of the patriotic citizens of my State who entered into this little speculation.
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