It proved to be a Confederate dispatch boat on its way up the river to warn the fleet that Sherman and his army had arrived.
“The dispatch boat, sir,” said the officer of the deck, touching his cap.
When we got there the agent wanted volunteers to take a dispatch boat to Omaha.
Next time we met was on the Times dispatch boat on the Yellow Sea.
A scout brought word to Pontiac that a dispatch boat with a large store of provisions was on her way to the fort.
The dispatch boat that had brought Tom down was busy with that good work.
Was it for this that he had come from the fleet in the dispatch boat, and was braving all dangers?