[from the letterbook of Captain Thomas J. Linnekin]
U.S. Steamer "Currituck"
Indian Creek, Va.
January 13 th 1863
I beg to report that I left Dividing
Creek this Morning at Daybreak for this place, in
Search of a Canoe which Escaped us a that time of
the Capture of the "Hampton." On my arrival here
I discovered one supposed to be that I was in
Search of. I could discern at a distance two men
on board. discovering I was in pursuit they run
her ashore and took to the woods, not before the
party I sent on shore for their Capture had fired on
them but without success. I found only two
Barrels of Whiskey on board. I have every reason
to suppose the rest of her light Cargo was thrown
overboard. I put the whiskey and Canoe on
board the "Hampton."
Your obt Servant
T. J. Linnekin
acting Master Comdg.
Comdg Potomac Flotilla