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sky, and while the soldier sentinel paced up and down by the Park Barracks wondering, perhaps, if there was even one in the queer assemblage at the Astor who thought of him at the post of duty while they drank and rioted. The Nigger and the Tanker. Robert Small, the negro who ran off the steamer Planter from Charleston harbor two years ago, has been put in command of her under circumstances illustrative of the bravery of the Yankee nation: Office of Carry Quartermaster, Port Royal, S. C., Nov. 26, 1863. Capt. A. T. Dunton, Chief Assistant Quartermaster, Folly and Morris Islands: Sir --You will please place Robert Small in charge of the United States transport Planter as captain. He brought her out of Charleston harbor more than a year ago, running under the guns of Sumter, Moultrie, and the other, defences of that stronghold. He is an excellent pilot, of undoubted bravery, and in every respect worthy of the position. This is due him as a proper recognition o