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e rear of the fort, which made a large conflagration. A reconnaissance was made by the troops of General Paine to-day to ascertain the position of the enemy in our front on the previous day. I learn, just as I close my dispatch, from Major William A. Jones, general field officer of the day, that the enemy were found entrenched about two miles in advance of our main position. Some skirmishing occurred, and our force retired to their original position. During the day a flag of truce was received, borne by a party bringing in some packages of clothing and delicacies for General Whiting and Colonel Lamb, with letters from the Colonel's wife. In the language of Major Jones, "they feel very sore over their defeat." The Gunboat Fight in James river — Farragut gone to the James. The most fanciful accounts of the naval excursion down James river, last week, are given in the New York papers. A correspondent of the New York Tribune, telegraphing from Washington on the 25th, says