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He, too, succeeded well.
He found at the bar one of the mortar-schooners — Henry James, Acting Master Lewis Pennington, commanding — whom he invited to take part with him, which he did, and, according to Acting Master Crocker's report, performed his duty with great credit, as will be seen by the report herewith enclosed.
They took the fort and are still going ahead finely having taken several prizes, one of which arrived here yesterday with despatches.
I next sent Commander W. B. Renshaw, with the gunboats Owasco, Harriet Lane, Clifton, and Westfield, to take Galveston, which he did in the shortest time, and without the loss of a man. It appears that the first shot from the Owasco exploded directly over the heads of the men at and around the big gun, (their main reliance,) and the enemy left.
A flag of truce was hoisted and the preliminaries arranged for a surrender, which took place on the ninth instant.
The reports will give you all the particulars.
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