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the foretop masthead made out a suspicious by the confederate steamer Alabama.—Browns. steamer painted entirely white, and burning soft ville, Texas, was occupied by the National coal, three points on the port-bow ; immediately troops, under the command of Major-General gave chase, which resulted in her altering her Banks, the rebels having evacuated the place, course several times; following her, after a short after destroying the barracks and other buildtime it was discovered that she was throwing ings.-(Doc. 6.) cargo overboard, which confirmed our first sus

November 6.—Jefferson Davis arrived at Wilpicions that she was a blockade-runner. There mington, North-Carolina, froin Charleston, Southwas also in sight a fore-and-aft-rigged gunboat, Carolina, and was received by General Whiting, five points on our port-bow. She remained in and welcomed by William A. Wright. Mr. Davis sight for a short time, when we lost sight of her stated that he was proud to be welcomed by so astern.

At ten A.M., made a side-wheel gunboat large a concourse of North-Carolinians to the anon the port-beam, (afterward ascertained to be the cient and honored town of Wilmington, upon Keystone State.) About this time we fired three whose soil he hoped the foot of an invading foe shots at the chase from a twenty-pound Parrott might never fall. He had given Wilmington for gun, falling short of the mark. At eleven A.M., her defence one of the best soldiers in the Conmade a side-wheel gunboat, (afterward ascertained federacy-one whom he had seen tried in battle, to be the Nansemond) three points on the port- and who had risen higher as danger accumulated. bow, also in pursuit. From this time until four

He felt the full importance of the harbor—the P. m., continued in pursuit, gradually widening only one still open for trade—and would do all the space between us and the gunboats, and that could be done for its defence. He exhorted nearing the chase, when, after having fired fifteen all to do their duty, either in the field or in supshots, some of which passed entirely over the porting the army and relieving the families of object, and others striking quite near, and after soldiers, and spoke of the honor of the soldier, leaving our competitors far astern, the prize and the disgrace of the speculator. He referred hove to. At this time the Keystone State was to Chickamauga and Charleston, and spoke of about ten miles astern, and the Nansemond the noble spirit of the army and people at both about five miles. When the prize hove to, a places. He paid a high tribute to the soldiers prize crew, in charge of our first officer and the from the State, and exhorted all to strive nobly purser, was immediately sent on board, and a for the right, predicting a future of independence, hawser from our stern attached to the prize- liberty, and prosperity.—A fight occurred at now ascertained to be the steamer Margaret and Rogersville, Tennessee, in which the Nationals Jessie, of Charleston, from Nassau, N. P., for a were defeated and compelled to retreat with confederate port. The gunboat Nansemond ar- some loss.-(Doc. 8.) rived alongside the prize about half an hour, and The ship Winged Racer, from Manilla for the Keystone State about one hour after our New-York, was captured and burned by the hawser was made fast to the prize. This steamer pirate Alabama, off Java Head.—A PARTY of is a valuable vessel, of about eight hundred tons rebel guerrillas entered Blandville, Kentucky, burden, and has on board an ụnusually valuable twelve miles from Cairo, Illinois, and captured cargo.- Official Report.

a courier together with a small mail. -The bombardment of Fort Sumter was kept --The battle of Droop Mountain, Virginia, beup by slow firing from the monitors and land-tween the National forces under Brigadier Genbatteries.

eral Averill, and the combined forces of the -GENERAL Sanders, in command of a Union rebel Generals Echols and Jenkins, occurred this cavalry force, overtook a rebel regiment at Met- day, resulting in the rout of the latter with a ley's Ford, on the Little Tennessee River,charged severe loss in men and material.—(Doc. 9.) and drove them across the river, capturing forty, November 7.—Major-General George H. Thomincluding four commissioned officers. Between as issued an order complimenting the troops forty and fifty were killed or drowned, and the composing Generals Turchin's and Hazen's brientire regiment lost their arms. Colonel Adams, gades for their skill and cool gallantry at Brown's who led the charge, lost no man or material. — Ferry, Georgia, and the column under MajorThe ship Amanda was captured and burned, General Hooker, which took possession of the when about two hundred miles from Java Head, line from Bridgeport to the foot of Lookout

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