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Norfolk, Sept. 6, 1861. The defeat of our forces at Hatteras, as you may imagine, produced in our city profound sensation; and justly so, since a number of our brave citizens were engaged in the fight, and nobly sustained the honor of this good old State, as will appear from the following letter from a gentleman on board the winslow: Newbern, N. C., Aug. 31, 1861. "My Dear Mother:" As I have a short time before the mail closes, I think I cannot better employ it than in writing to you concerning the bombardment and capture of Hatteras by the Minnesota, Wabash, Cumberland, Pawnee, Niagara, two sloops-of-war, together with several gun-boats and vessels unknown to me. Father is safe, and although the Winslow was in the heat of the engagement, thank God, escaped scatheless. The bombardment lasted a day and a half, and never was a scene of greater grandeur and horror presented to the view of man. Above, below, around, thousands of hissing bombs sailed through the air