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n fire by the rebels, who, at the same time, partially blew up the dry-dock. I also visited Craney Island, where I found thirty-nine guns of large calibre, most of which were spiked; also a large nuumber of shot and shell, as well as many other articles of value stationed at the Navy-Yard, Craney Island, Sewell's Point, and other places. John E. Wool, Major-General Commanding New-York timegime, considered this a favorable opportunity for effecting their object. They slipped past Craney Island without attracting any hostile observation, and then steered directly for Newport News. On with enthusiastic cheering by the troops who were embarking. The Merrimac still lies off Craney Island, and the Monitor has resumed her usual position. The fleet are floating quietly at their ann the sea side. The iron monster, the Merrimac, still remains moored under the shore of the Craney Island battery, and has not apparently budged a peg for the last twenty-four hours. The Monitor has
red that its execution would oblige him to abandon immediately his forts on Craney Island, at Sewell's Point, and their guns to the enemy. I informed him that, as tve been abandoned: I despatched Lieut. J. P. Jones, the Flag-Lieutenant, to Craney Island, where the confederate flag was still flying, and he there learned that a l was treating for its surrender. On returning to the ship, he found that Craney Island and all the other batteries on the river had been abandoned. It was now nd flag-lieutenants, to save the crew for future service by landing them at Craney Island, the only road for retreat open to us, and to destroy the ship, to prevent e ship was accordingly put on shore as near the mainland in the vicinity of Craney Island as possible, and the crew landed. She was then fired, and after burning fiederate States Steamer Virginia, on the morning of May eleventh, 1862, near Craney Island, respectfully report that it was effected by the order and under the superv
ll's Point, and the Dacotah fired a shot towards Craney Island, which fell short. A second shot from the Dacotnitor are moving up abreast, and are approaching Craney Island and Sewell's Point. The Dacotah stops and firesy few minutes, alternately at Sewell's Point and Craney Island, the enemy making no reply, although the balls a, and the shells are falling briskly around her. Craney Island is also joining in the fight, and has just thrown moving slowly along the shore, in front of the Craney Island batteries. Simultaneously with the appearance olying stationary, about a mile in advance of the Craney Island battery. The Vanderbilt and the Arago have aled. The Merrimac has run back under the guns of Craney Island, and the Monitor is steaming off towards her at d, but the Merrimac still lies under the guns of Craney Island. The Monitor is lying about a mile and a half f Of the many shots fired from Sewell's Point and Craney Island, not one struck any of the vessels. One or two