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er David, with a crew of four volunteers, consisting of Lieutenant Wm. T. Glassell, J. H. Toombs, chief engineer, and James Sullivan, fireman of the gunboat Chicora, with J. W. Cannon, assistant pilot of the gunboat Palmetto State, left South Atlantiront of Pilot Cannon, who had charge of the helm. Chief Engineer Toombs was at the engine, with the brave and undaunted Sullivan, the volunteer fireman, when something like the following conversation ensued: Lieutenant Glassell--It is now nine o'r? Pilot Cannon--That is what we came for. I am ready. Engineer Toombs--Let us go at her then, and do our best. Sullivan, fireman--I am with you all, and waiting. Go ahead. The boat was now put bow on, and aimed directly for the Ironsider, being unable to swim, said he would stay and take his chances in the boat. Lieutenant Glassell, Engineer Toombs, and Sullivan the fireman, left the boat. The first two having on life-preservers, and the latter supporting himself on one of the ha
etly gave up the contest. Colonel Mosby was much elated by his good fortune, and required his prisoners to follow him supperless on his rounds to his headquarters at Paris; the private, however, while pretending to get his horse, hid himself in the hay and escaped, Mosby not daring to wait and hunt him up. On the way to Paris, the Colonel amused himself by constantly taunting his prisoners with questions: Were they with Major Cole when he thrashed him at Upperville? Were they with Major Sullivan, of the First veterans, when his men ran away and left him? How did they fancy his gray nag?--he took that from a Yankee lieutenant. Didn't the Yanks dread him and his men more than they did the regular rebel cavalry? How did they (the prisoners) like his style of fighting? and a hundred such remarks, that indicated the man as being more of a braggart than a hero. He was, in the mean time, engaged in gathering his men with the avowed intention of attacking Captain Gere's force at