Capture of a blockade Running steamer.
--On last Thursday morning, about 3½ o'clock, the steamship Georgiana McCall
, on her first trip from Nassau
, got ashore below Fort Caswell
while attempting to come by the western channel.
boarded her, taking some thirty prisoners, including all the officers.
Some thirteen of the crew had escaped in a boat, which was stove on reaching shore, and was therefore unable to return and bring others off. Before the Yankees
left they fired the steamer.
It would seem that when they first boarded her, Mr Thos
, the pilot, and the cook concealed themselves and thus escaped capture.
After the Yankees
had fired the steamer and left her, two men were observed on board.
They were hailed by some on shore and told to put out the fire, which they did. A boat having been procured from Fort Caswell
, the steamer was boarded by a party, probably of the Coast
Guards, commanded by Capt Galloway
. Mr Dyer
, the pilot, was found lying insensible, with three gashes in his head.
He died in twenty minutes after being found.
The cook's statement is that the Yankees
beat them both and robbed them.
The cook has been arrested.