50.--the United States fleet at Charleston.
The following list embraces the names, with armaments and troops, of the fleet despatched from New York and Washington
to Charleston harbor
, for the relief of Fort Sumter
vessels of war.
Steam sloop-of-war Pawnee
, Captain S. C. Rowan
, 10 guns and 200 men. The Pawnee
sailed from Washington
, with sealed orders, on the morning of Saturday, April 6.
Steam sloop-of-war Powhatan
, Captain E. D. Porter
, 11 guns and 275 men. The Powhatan sailed from the Brooklyn Navy Yard
on Saturday afternoon, April 6.
Revenue cutter Harriet Lane
, Captain J. Faunce
, 5 guns and 96 men. On Saturday, April 6, the Harriet Lane
exchanged her revenue flag for the United States navy flag, denoting her transfer to the Government
naval service, and sailed suddenly on last Monday morning, with sealed orders.
the steam transports.
Atlantic, 358 troops, composed of Companies A and M of the Second artillery, Companies C and H of the Second infantry, and Company A of sappers and miners from West Point
The Atlantic sailed from the stream at 5 o'clock on Sunday morning. last, April 7.
Baltic, 160 troops, composed of Companies C and D, recruits, from Governor's
and Bedloe's islands.
sailed from Quarantine at 7 o'clock on Tuesday morning last, April 9.
, 300 troops, composed of Companies B, E, F, G and H, and a detachment from Company D, all recruits from Governor's
and Bedloc's islands, together with two companies of the Second infantry, from Fort Hamilton
sailed from Quarantine on Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock.
Two steamtugs, with a Government official on each, bearing sealed despatches, were also sent.
The Yankee left New York on Monday evening 8th, and the Uncle Ben
on Tuesday night.
Nearly thirty of these boats — whose services are most useful in effecting a landing of troops over shoal water, and for attacking a discharging battery when covered with sand and gunny bags — have been taken out by the Powhatan
and by the steam transports Atlantic
|Cutter Harriet Lane||5||96|
|Steam transport Atlantic||--||353|
|Steam transport Aaltic||--||160|
|Steam transport Illinois||--||300|
|Steamtug Yankee||Ordinary crew.|
|Steamtug Uncle Ben||Ordinary crew.|
|Total number of vessels||8|
|Total number of guns (for marine service)||26|
|Total number of men and troops||1,380|
It is understood that several transports are soon to be chartered, and despatched to Charleston
with troops and supplies.--N. Y. Herald