od, and the expense of the two lost vessels on a very moderate scale, it will be seen that battles are an expensive amusement, even for a great country.
A few, a very few, items of the expense of the show would foot up something like this:
Rent of vessels,$3,600,000
Pay of soldiers, etc.,630,000
Value of rations consumed,320,000
Value of clothing worn out,165,000
Value of powder burned,28,000
Value of the Governor and Peerless,160,000
--Cincinnati Gazette, Nov. 18.
A rebel account.
Savannah, Friday, Nov. 8, 4 P. M.
The following particulars of the battle of Port Royal have been received here up to three o'clock P. M.:
Capt. Turner, of the Berry Infantry, and other officers who were in the engagement, have arrived in the steamer Sampson, which brought a number of the wounded up to the city.
The action took place on Thursday, between a portion of the enemy's fleet, consisting of fifteen vessels inside the entrance, and Fort Walker, bes