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eport of his victory over the Federal blockading vessels at the Head of the Passes in the Mississippi river. The New York Times, in the course of a long article, says: There is enough about it to make us doubt whether it is so much a disaster to our fleet and so great a victory to Hollins as he represents. And first, it is evident that but a small part of our squadron was engaged in the fight. Hollins says we had forty guns in the engagement. Probably we had the Vincennes, 22 guns; Preble, 16 guns; and Water Witch, 2 guns — in all 38 guns. That would leave the Niagara, the Savannah, and the Richmond — in all 80 guns — out of the fight altogether; which we presume was the case.--This would agree with the report of October 4, which stated that the Vincennes, Water Witch, and two other vessels, were above the bars of the Passes, protecting the erection of batteries on the sand-spit. If this work on the batteries should be allowed to go on one week, said the dispatches to Richm<