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adly, and much was lost owing to the inefficiency of the Colonel in command. Ex-Senator Yules, President of the Florida Railroad, was untiring in his efforts to save the property of the citizens. He was the last man to leave Fernandina, and was on the train that was fired on. He escaped by great efforts, and projected an expedition on Monday night to bring off the train that had been left, which would have been entirely successful had not the railroad bridge been set on fire by order of Col. Hopkins, in command, just as the train reached it. All the Florida troops need to insure success is a worthy commander. At last accounts a battle was being fought on the mainland between the Federalists. 8,000 strong, and our forces, numbering about 2,000. There is no doubt that we shall take the whole Federal force, if Gen. Trapier does not order a retreat. Such are a few items we have gathered from those recently from Florida. We forgot to mention that the steamer St. Mary's, C
The paragraph which appeared in yesterday's Dispatch, correcting a statement previously made in the local column relative to an accusation against Judge Hopkins, referred in language somewhat contemptuous to Mr. C. Ellet. It was certainly not necessary, in correcting one wrong, to wound the bilities of a gentleman by perpetrating another; and had the language in question attention before it passed into type would not have appeared.