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s, ammunition, &c, and then proceeded to sea, crossing the bar at Sandy Hook at 9 P. M.--Nothing unusual took place during the passage, which was a pleasant one for the season of the year.
We arrived off Charleston bar at 1.30 A. M. on the 9th inst. but could find no guiding marks for the bar, as the lights were all out. We proceeded with caution, running very slow and sounding until about 4 A. M., being then in 4½ fathoms of water, when we discovered a light through the haze which at thatballs came within about four feet of the rudder.
The ball that hit the vessel was a ricochet shot.
It left a dent about three inches deep on the thick oaken planks.
The officers of the ship furnish the following report:
On Wednesday, 9th inst., at 1 A. M., made Charleston Bar; laid to until daylight, when she proceeded to enter the harbor.
When off Morris' Island, was fired into by the battery from that point, seventeen shots being fired at her--one taking slight effect on her