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d armed steamers of light draft from the mainland, and placing them under, the command of Commander P. Drayton, of the steam-sloop Pawnee, I ordered him to push through the Sound with the utmost speed. In consequence of the bad weather I was unable to cross the bar till this morning. Commander Drayton, accompanied by Commander O. R. P. Rodgers, with the armed launches and cutters, and the sm the Wabash, had arrived several hours before me. Immediately on his entering the harbor, Commander Drayton sent Lieutenant White, of the Ottowa, to hoist the flag on Fort Clinch, the first of the nown by the flying enemy, when it was discovered that a railroad train was about to start. Commander Drayton, on board the Ottowa, Lieutenant-Commanding Stevens; chased the train for two miles, and fhe morning the town of Fernandina was also occupied by a party of seamen and marines, from Commander Drayton's command. In both places most of the inhabitants had fied, by order, it is said, of the
ond--The treatment which is in conformity with the custom of the most civilized nations towards prisoners of war. Third--Private property, with the exception of arms, will be respected. This communication will be handed to you by Fleet Captain P. Drayton and Colonel Myer, of the United States Army, who fully understand the views of General Granger and myself. Very respectfully, your obedient servants, D. G. Farragut, Rear Admiral. Gordon Granger, Major-General United States Army. all the public property appertaining thereto, intact, and in the same condition it is now, will take place at 8 o'clock A. M. to- morrow, August 7th. C. D. Anderson, Colonel Twenty-first Alabama regiment, Commanding Fort Gaines. Witness: P. Drayton, Fleet Captain; Albert J. Myer, Colonel and Signal Officer, United States Army. The successful occupation of the Weldon railroad causes great rejoicing at the North. The movement is represented to have been attended with the most bri
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