Capture and Recapture of the steamer Little Ada.
--A Yankee prisoner named Chas. Muldoon
, belonging to the U. S. blockading steamer Wiona
, was brought to Charleston
Sunday night from McClelianville and lodged in jail.--It appears that the prisoner was one of a party sent from the blockading squadron in search of the blockade runner Little Ada
Information of her having run the blockade had been given several days previous by a party of eight deserters.
The prisoner states that they had been out in their barges cruising around Bull's Bay
and North Santee
over forty eight hours before they discovered the object of their search.
About six o'clock Friday morning they boarded the steamer laying at McClelianville, driving the crew into the cabin, setting a guard and taking possession of the vessel.
The engineer in the party immediately commenced to get up steam, when they were discovered by our men at the batteries, which opened fire upon them with grape, canister, and shell.
Some 8 or 10 shots were fired, five of which struck the steamer.
left at the second shot, all making their escape with the exception of the above named prisoner, who was knocked down by one of the firemen.
One shot took away the step from the side of the vessel just as the engineer and several others stepped into a barge and were pushing off.