Capture of the steamer Chatham.
--The steamer Chatham
, Capt. Martinsborough
(now the Ocean Queen
,) was captured by the enemy at 2¼ o'clock on Wednesday morning last, twelve miles from Sapeilo Light, in seven fathoms water, on her passage to Green Turtle Key, bound to Nassau
She had a cargo of 302 bales of cotton, 35 boxes tobacco, &c. Two hundred and ninety bales of the cotton was owned by the owners of the steamer, and the balance by the crew.
She had a crew of nineteen persons on board, all of whom were captured except two, viz: James Dean
, of Darien
, a pilot, and Wm. Dunn
, a seaman, of this city.--The others were taken prisoners, and are in the hands of the enemy.
The enemy discovered the Chatham
early in the morning and fired twenty- three shells at her, and then opened with musketry from their boats.
The enemy's barges boarded her and took possession of the steamer.
Among the captured are Capt. Martinsborough
; Archie, mate; Captain Frazier
, of Augusta
, shipkeeper; John Parry
, first engineer; Joseph Willing, second engineer; John Waters, Patrick Dacey
, Chas. Stark
, and John Gregor
, firemen, all of Savannah
; and firemen Thompson
, of Darien
was owned by a stock company in this city.--Savannah News, 20th.