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the officers and soldiers of the army who were present for their gallantry and cheerful devotion to duty and to their Government, the United States of America, which they all cheerfully and heartily serve." Affairs at fortress Monroe--reports from Richmond. Fortress Monroe, September 3.--The steamer Geo. Peabody left Old Point for Hatteras Inlet at 4 o'clock P. M., with a large quantity of commissary and ordnance stores. The gunboat R. B. Forbes was gotten off the beach at Cape Charles night before last, with three feet of water in her hold, and proceeded to Washington this morning for repairs. She would have gone to pieces had not the weather been unusually mild. The contraband slaves at Old Point now number 1,800 souls, including women and children. A flag of truce is just down from Norfolk with the crews of the barks Rowena and Glen, schooner Mary Alice and brig Joseph, all captured by the privateer Dixie, with the exception of the Joseph, which was taken