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Lxvi. The 22d of February, 1865, Lieutenant Cushing of the Navy reached Washington, from the fleet at Wilmington, with the news of the capture of Fort Anderson. This gallant officer, only twenty or twenty-one years of age, had greatly distinguished himself by planning and successfully accomplishing the destruction of the rebel ram Savannah, also in the construction of the bogus monitor which played so effectual a part in the capture of Fort Anderson. He was introduced to the President by
caught sight of her own reflection in a concealed looking-glass, upon which she retired in great confusion, saying she would have nothing more to do with an institution which one could not visit without meeting disreputable characters.
Lieutenant Cushing related a circumstance showing the estimation in which General Sherman was held by the rebel privates.
A deserter of this class had lately fallen into his hands.
Our boys, said he, speaking of the Rebels, say General Sherman never makes b