mander Lynch, of the mosquito fleet, captured this vessel— the first capture of an armed vessel during the war. Encouraged by this success, Colonel Wright and Colonel Shaw, of the Eighth North Carolina, loading their troops on Commodore Lynch's vessels, moved down to attack Chicamacomico.
The Georgia troops effected a landing and drove the Indiana regiment some miles down the beach, taking about 30 prisoners. Colonel Shaw, who had moved further down the coast with the intention of landing and cutting off the enemy's retreat, put his men off into the water, his vessels having grounded, but they found it impossible on account of intervening sluices to wade ashore.
The failure of Shaw's arduous efforts to land led to an abandonment of further pursuit.
The fall of Hatteras and the report of the preparation of another great expedition to fall on Southern coasts produced the utmost anxiety.
This disquietude was not unmixed with indignation at the condition of affairs.