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mentioned. However, to the point. The object of the expedition was to surprise and burn Billy Wilson's Zouave camp, situated just opposite the Navy-Yard, and about a mile above Fort Pickens, to ut 5 miles, in sand ankle deep. When nearly opposite, and about half a mile distant from Billy Wilson's camp, we encountered the principal picket of the enemy, consisting of about 60 regulars, whr number somewhat. Our force then formed in line of battle across the Island, and marched up to Wilson's camp, which had been fired by the detachment on this side. I was ordered to pick up the woundst beginning to dawn, and succeeded in reaching them about 7½ o'clock. After the burning of Wilson's camp, and as our men were preparing to return, having effected their object, three companies oe than double. We took about 30 prisoners, amongst whom was Maj. Vodges, second in command. Billy Wilson's camp was entirely destroyed, and his men scattered. I send, as a memento, a piece of his f