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The Daily Dispatch: June 20, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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e latter. Unexpectedly this old pile of fortifications is occupiedly by Federal troops, with several pieces of cannon--one a rifle piece which threw yesterday, shell towards the camps of our troops stationed at Sewell's Battery — I saw a sugar-loaf shaped concern, about eight inches long, (weighing thirty good pounds, I suppose,) that was brought to Nor-folk this morning which did not explode It is a dangerous looking missile. I saw another small piece of shell not larger than my hand. Capt. Dayal, of the Georgia Battalion, who is stationed at Sewell's Point, informed, me that nobody was hurt, and that little harm should be done at the distance of four or five miles. Our boys, in the meantime, will stand firm by their battery. An amusing chase took place between one of our tug-boats and old Abe's steamer Cataline, on Sunday, near Newport News, the latter flying at full speed and the Confederate steamer Empire close behind her. The Cataline received one or two shots, and would