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General assembly of Virginia. Senate. Saturday, Feb. 15, 1862. The Senate was opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Peterkin, of St. James Churce. Communications from the Executive. The President laid before the Senate a communication from the Executive inviting attention to a communication from the President of the Auditing Board and a resolution accompanying it; also, a correspondence between the Acting Quartermastter General of Virginia, and the Quartermaster General of the Confederate Government. The correspondence and the resolution relate to the transfer of property, by officers of Virginia, to similar officers in the Confederate service. The object is to have some legislative action to to Virginia the credit due to her in the settlement of her accounts with the C. S. A. for all property purchased by her authorities, which has been turned over to and received by proper officers of the C. S. A. for their use and benefit. Lald upon the table and ordered to b
ort Donelson to the Nashville Union and American says that Fort Donelson was attacked by six gunboats this afternoon. A terrible fight for nearly two hours. Not a man or gun on our side was hurt. Two Federal gunboats were badly injured; a third was crippled, and all retired. No demonstrations were made by the infantry and land forces to-day. The enemy, it is believed, has received reinforcements. We expect a severe battle to-morrow. [special to the Dispatch.] Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 15, 1862. --An attack was made upon Fort Donelson this morning by the enemy in force. The Federals were driven past their camp with great slaughter. We have captured three of their batteries.--The fight is still going on. M. W. Additional. Nashville, Feb. 15 --11½ o'clock A. M.--Dispatches have just been received here from Fort Donelson. The fight commenced at seven o'clock this morning, and it raged terribly all the forenoon untill 11 ½ A. M. There has been great slaughter o