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[30] to get up and walk off. So much for so mean a mode of warfare.

It was curious to observe the inherent love of plunder that takes possession of the victor. Articles absolutely useless, as a feather-bed and quilts, were brought down to the beach from the tents on Bay Point; had there been a bedstead in camp some fool would have brought that also. If it had been permitted, the vessels would have been filled with trash, for no other reason than that ‘to the victors belong the spoils.’

The vicinity of the magazine was avoided, and the facts reported to General I. I. Stevens, to whom the works were turned over on his arrival with his troops at noon.

The armament and character of the earthworks of the enemy which the navy had captured are described in Lieutenant Barnes's official report as follows:

Fort Walker.—Upon the sea front of said fort there are mounted, upon the best improved modern barbette carriages, circular railways, the following guns: One VI-inch rifled gun (right angle sea face) in good order; six 32-pounders, of 62 hundred weight each; one has the cascabel knocked off, three are dismounted, and carriages ruined—all loaded and generally in good order; one X-inch columbiad, 13,220 pounds weight, in good order; one Viii-inch columbiad, 9,018 pounds weight; three sea-coast howitzers, Vii-inch, 1,600 pounds weight, in good order, loaded; one rifled VI-inch, in good order, loaded (in left angle of sea front)—at or surrounding each gun ammunition is placed in great profusion; five large chests filled with powder for the various guns in front of them; shot, shell, and rifled projectiles are scattered about without limit; in the centre of the fort are two furnaces for hot shot, and one pump with water. In the left wing are: one 32-pounder, one sea-coast howitzer, not mounted, in good order. Outer work, in rear, commanding land approach, are mounted two 32-pounders in good order; one Viii-inch heavy howitzer, mounted on navy carriage, loaded with canister, just put up, commanding approach to angle of outer work, the only gun in embrasure; ammunition-chest full; one English siege gun, 12-pounder, behind embankment at right of right

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