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rs were completely riddled, and were deserted by their crews. As soon as the firing ceased, long boats were sent out, and the two vessels towed into Quantico creek, where they now lie discharging cargo. One was laden with wood; the other with 433 bales of flue hay, 500 barrels cement, and a quantity of elegant furniture, including one piano. The firing from the batteries was very good, and the practicability of preventing vessels passing without serious injury fully demonstrated. Capt. Chatard, of the Navy, has been put in charge of these batteries by order of Gen. Trimble. He has the force well systematized, and by carefully selecting the best gunners from the different regiments, has formed an efficient corps. Up to this date, since the 15th, no steamer has passed uninjured. Of course we do not care to waste powder upon the numberless schooners, flats, and oyster boats that go from the city. It will be time enough to attend to them when the marine corps is organized.