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[597] follow, and the guns of the batteries, which were pointed to rake the channel, were unprepared to inflict damage.

Captain Cushing has arrived safely, with his eight prisoners and mail. and can congratulate himself in having performed one of the most hazardous and daring feats of the war. His escape from this position of jeopardy is regarded by the navy officers as little short of miraculous, and the rebel prisoners have not yet recovered their amazement at the boldness of the feat.

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