April 29.—The English schooner Miriam was captured in lat 25° 25′ N. long. 84° 30′, W., by the National vessel Honeysuckle.
—An expedition, under the command of Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Hooker, sent to Carter’s Creek from the Potomac flotilla, succeeded in destroying eleven boats and canoes, a large quantity of grain, and a number of log-huts, which had been used as barracks by the rebel soldiers. In approaching these, Acting Master Street, who had charge of the landing party, consisting of twenty-five seamen, fell in with a company of rebel cavalry, who, mistaking his force for the advance-guard of a much larger one, put spurs to their horses and fled. Lieutenant Hooker well planned the expedition, and Acting Master Street displayed boldness and decision in carrying it out.—Com. Parker’s Report.
— Considerable excitement was caused in Richmond, Va., to-day, by the presence of the rebel government impressing agents for the collection of horses for the use of General Lee’s army.