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eble, 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 Richmond, on the 4th inst., the five Passes of the Mississippi will be commanded by the Nationals. It seems probable that Hollins got all the gun-boats he could gather, and started down to the mouth of the river, to drive away the protecting sloops of war, if possible, and capture or disperse the men engaged in erecting batteries on the sand-spit. If so, it appears, by his own report that he failed. He speaks of sinking the Preble, and driving the other vessels aground; he talks of peppering thes<