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A correspondent of the Mobile (Ala.) Register and Advertiser, writing from Vicksburg, Miss., under date of July 16th, in an account of the doings of the ram Arkansas, after announcing her arrival in front of Vicksburg, says: In about half an hour a rascally gunboat crept up within range, and the first thing the crowd on board and lining the shore knew of it was the whiz of a rifle shell in most unpleasant proximity, followed instantly by others and a regular shower of shells from the remaining mortar boats. Then oh then, you should have seen the gallant Southrons skedaddle! For my own part, I suddenly discovered I had pressing business elsewhere, and a shell just then falling and exploding in an old frame building a few yards distant, and sending the whole concern high in the air, as though a small whirlwind had got into a lumber yard, my business became urgent. Thus rested matters until late in the afternoon, the enemy having gradually slackened fire — when a furious