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The Daily Dispatch: February 2, 1865., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Blockade-Running. --A letter from a gentleman who ran out of Wilmington harbor on Christmas eve, while the first attack on Fort Fisher was being made, says that the Talisman, which also ran out, was lost at sea. Her crew have arrived at Nassau. The letter, which is dated at Saint Georges, January 1st, says cotton commenced rising rapidly at the first news of an attack on Fort Fisher. The blockade-runners are preparing to move their headquarters from Wilmington. In connection with this subject, we get the following from exchanges: "On the night of the capture of Fort Fisher, the steamer Owl, commanded by Captain John N. Maffit, with some other steamers, ran into the old inlet, and sent a pilot up to see what was the state of affairs. On learning that Fort Fisher had fallen, the ships put to sea again, hoping to get in at Charleston, we suppose.--The splendid and favorite steamship Coquette, on her last outward trip, carried one thousand two hundred and fifty bales of co
tlantic ocean, but exactly where we did not know, with only two days coal and a very small amount of provisions and water on hand. The only hope for us was in meeting up with some sail, or accidentally hitting upon land by floating about in different directions until the coal was out; otherwise our condition was truly alarming. But, thank Heaven, we came in sight of terra firma on Friday evening, after being at sea six days and six nights, and are now safe at anchor in the harbor of St. Georges, not, however, without passing through another fearful gale on Thursday night, the ship sustaining some injury, but not of a serious character. The same night that we put to sea the "Talisman" followed, and was unfortunate enough to be lost. Her crew arrived to-day, having been taken up by a Yankee merchantman whilst their ship (the T.) was in a sinking condition. Old sailors report it to have been a terrible time for ships. --Nearly all that have arrived here in the last few days have