These losses must greatly lessen the means of the rebel authorities to export cotton, obtain supplies, and sustain their credit, and thus dispirit and weaken them very much. I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, yours,
Report of Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Edward F. Devens.
Little River is the blockade-runner Vesta. Boarded her this A. M., made a hawser fast to her, but on examining her found her whole starboard side opened and several of the plates split; took two anchors from her, which was all we could save. The-Vesta was exactly like the Ceres. I left her a complete wreck, with five feet of water in her; her boats lay on the beach, badly stove. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,