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Successes in North Carolina--defeat of the enemy at Newbern — capture of prisoners. For several days the North Carolina papers have been hinting at an attack on Newbern, N. C. On Monday last the movement on that town commenced, and the result is given as follows in an official telegram from Major-General Prikett. Kinston, Feb. 3d, 1864. To Gen. S. Cooper. I made a reconnaissance within a mile and a half of Newbern, with Hoke's brigade and a part of Coral's and Clingman's, and some artillery, met the enemy in force at Batchejar's Creek, killed and wounded about 100 in all captured 18 officers and 280 prisoners, 34 negroes, 8 rifled pieces and caissons, 300 stand of small arms, 4 ambulances, 3 wagons, animals, a quantity of clothing, camp and prison equipage, and 2 flags. Commander Wood, C. S. N., captured and destroyed the U. S. gunboat Underwriter. Our loss was 35 killed and wounded. [Signed.] G. E.Pickett. Major Gen. Commanding. We regret to