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Saturday was a day of excitement, which was by no means diminished by occasional reports of cannon from the Southside, and great anxiety was manifested to learn the progress of events in the neighborhood of Drewry's Bluff. It was expected that a general engagement would take place on that day, but in this the popular surmise was disappointed. A report, which turned out to be untrue was in circulation that Sheridan's aiding party was returning, which served to increase the excitement. The accounts from the Southside are meagre, but sufficient to show that nothing of great importance has yet occurred. Skirmishing continued during all of Saturday, and it is reported that at a late hour of the night the enemy charged a fortification held by Corse's brigade, and were repulsed with considerable slaughter. The statement is that our men defended the work will great bravery, some of them even capture over the breastworks to repel the enemy. Nothing official was received yesterday a