--The Savannah Republican
gives the following particulars concerning the safe arrival of the crew of the missing boat from the Confederate fleet:
On Wednesday evening our citizens were relieved of their anxiety for the safety of the party who left the Confederate fleet on Monday morning in a small sail boat, to reconnoitre the movements of the Federal
steamers on the entrance of Warsaw
They all, excepting two of the crew, (one a Western and the other a Northern man,) who deserted to the enemy, have safely reached the city.
On reaching Warsaw
Monday morning, the party went ashore at Miller's Creek
and walked about a mile on the beach, to note the movements of the steamers, which were about four miles off, when, finding them steering in, they started back for their boat.
Wind and tide being ahead, it was useless for them to attempt to return to the fleet, so they took the boat up the creek about a half mile, and, discovering the enemy right abreast of them, pulled the ring out of the boat and made through the marsh for the woods.
During the exchange of shots between the enemy and our steamers, they returned to the beach to witness the result.
Two of the crew, alluded to above, strayed from the rest, and were heard to hail one of the Federal
steamers and to give other signals to come ashore; the rest having no weapons, save one pistol, then repaired to Doyal
's place on the southern end of the Island
, where they made a fire and remained till morning.
On Tuesday, about 2 o'clock, they went to the middle settlement, where, finding an old batten, two of the party were sent to Ossiltouis in search of a larger boat.
They returned next morning at 8 o'clock, and about 11 o'clock, Major Anderson
and Capt. Bulloch
, who had gone in search of them with provisions came up with and brought them safely to Franklin
's landing at Skidaway