U. S. Steamer Currituck
off Indian Creek Va
20th January 1863
I beg to report I left the "Wighconoco"
this morning at day=break for the "Rapppahannock"
with the nails for the "Anacostia"' On passing
this place I saw a Canoe Standing in and
immediately gave chase, On my getting inside
we descried her about 1/2 mile further up the
Creek. I immediately Sent two goats in Charge
of the Executive Officer, who found her on the
beach, the goods removed, and the Crew Escaped.
they Succeeded, however, with the assistance of a
Negro, in finding the Goods, and another Canoe
which I am informed run the blockade a few
hours previously. On referring to the accompanying
"Index" you will perceive there was Sufficient
Goods Captured to freight the two Canoes. Considering
the Canoes worthless, I have retained one, and
given the other to the "Anacostia:, they may
be useful in navigating the numerous Creeks
on this Coast.
I have, the honor
to be , Sir,
Your obt. Servant
T. J. Linnekin
Acting Master Comdg
A. a. Harwood
Comdg Potomac Flotilla