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arbor. In consequence of bad weather, I was unable to cross the bar till this morning. Commander Drayton, accompanied by Commander C. R. P. Rodgers, with the armed launches and cutters, and the sm the Wabash, had arrived several hours before me. Immediately on his entering the harbor, Com. Drayton sent Lieut. White, of the Ottawa, to hoist the flag on Fort Clinch, the first of the Nationale town by the flying enemy. When it was discovered that a railroad-train was about to start, Com. Drayton, on board the Ottawa, Lieut. Commanding Stevens, chased this train for two miles, and fired sin the morning the town of Fernandina was also occupied by a party of seamen and marines from Com. Drayton's command. In both places most of the inhabitants had fled, by order, it is said, of the rebng South Atlantic Block. Squad. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington. Commander Drayton's report. U. S. Steamer Pawnee, Fernandina, March 4, 1862. sir: In obedience to yo