owned in the North
The schooner Pet,
with fifty-five bales of cotton for Nassau
, lying in a small creek four miles above, was captured, and a flatboat with twentyfive bales near by was also secured.
Our transports had been loaded with plunder, and late in the afternoon the troops re-embarked.
Some warehouses had been fired, and the river-bank was a sheet of flame.
A few moments' delay or a change of wind might have resulted disastrously.
The heat was so intense that all were driven to the farther side of our boat, and gunbarrels became so hot that the men were ordered to hold them upward.
Five miles below the town the steamer anchored.
The light of the fire was seen that night at St. Simon
's, fifteen miles away.
wrote two official letters bearing upon this expedition.
One was to Governor Andrew
, giving an account of the expedition, wherein he expressed his disapprobation of Colonel Montgomery
The other is as follows:—