The last Brilliant achievement.
We publish this morning full accounts of the bold and successful plot of the capture of the steamer St. Nicholas
and one brig and two schooners — the brig laden with a valuable cargo of coffee, and the schooners one with ice and the other with coal — all highly acceptable, especially the ice. Col. R. Thomas
, of Richard, was the hero of the affair, and he conducted it in a manner that at once makes him famous.
Disguised as an old French woman, who could not speak a word of English
, (poor creature!) he took passage on the St. Nicholas
.--After getting down into the Bay
he threw off his disguise, and with the co operation of his men, who shipped as New York Zouaves, he took possession of the steamer.
He was joined by Capt. Hollins
, of our Navy, at Point Lookout
, who participated in the captures of the other vessels.
We refer to the details in our news columns.
This is a very beautiful addition to the number of the gallant and successful surprises by our brave Southern boys, since the struggle began.
It is but the beginning, we opine, of a catalogue of daring exploits at sea that will greatly enrage the old ape, and ruffle the sweet and amiable disposition of old ‘"Fuss and Feathers."’ Old French women will be a terror to them both.
We very much fear that that class of women, and especially those a little unhandsome (for we learn that our gallant Captain
did not look like a pretty
French woman) will be subjected to very rude treatment by the Lincolnites, for they will fear all of them are Southern officers in disguise.
The other officers associated with Col. Thomas
in the achievement, are Lieut. Geo. W. Alexander
, Adjutant, and Lieut. F. Gibson
These three headed the boarding parties in the captures.