--On Friday night last, twelve or fifteen Federals from Fort Pickens
crossed over to the Navy-Yard
in a small gun-boat, armed with a howitzer, and set fire to a schooner.
It is thought they took three men, who were on board, prisoners.
The alarm was given in time to prevent any further depredations.
Later interesting particulars.--Extract of a letter dated:
Pensacola, Sept. 14, 1861.
The enemy had come up under range of the Judah
and the shore batteries before the alarm was fairly given.
This move of the enemy made our guns perfectly useless.
The men on board of the schooner Judall
were all asleep.
When they awoke, they fought manfully and desperately.
It is believed that the four men on board the schooner killed some seven or eight of the enemy.
We have one of our men missing, and there are three slightly wounded.
A few days since there was a boat load of marines deserted.
Some of the same Yankee rascals were acting as pilots.
It is generally believed that their principal object was the burning of the Navy Yard
After setting fire to the schooner they fired grape and canister, wounding one man.
There were at one time ten Federals on the deck of the schooner, against three of our men. Those three men fought with poles with spikes on the end. The Lieutenant commanding
had a sword.
The enemy were armed with navy revolvers, yet our three brave men succeeded in repulsing them.
There is a set of infernal traitors at the Navy Yard
, but who be to them if caught.
was about eighty tons burthen.