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first Regiment, went down to Chapel Point, five miles from Port Tabacco, where the two companies disembarked, and marched to Port Tobacco in quest of Secession troops supposed to be there. It seems that Port Tobacco has been a headquarters for Maryland Secession recruits, and when ten to twenty would arrive there and enlist they were boated across the river to Virginia. The military, on arriving at Port Tobacco, found only one soldier in the place, and he bore a Captain's commission from Gov. Hicks, of Maryland. While the belief among the soldiers was that the man was a Secession recruiting officer, the commission referred to saved him from arrest. Taking a survey of the country thereabouts, the men returned to the boat and steamed back to Washington, where the Mount Vernon arrived on Tuesday afternoon, at 4 o'clock. On Wednesday at 12 M., Captain Woods, of the Mount Vernon, received orders to get immediately under way for some point down the river. Canister shot, carbines, e