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ge for himself as to now much confidence may be placed in the statements: Fort Macon. Beaufort, N. C., March 31. --The chief interest of the Burnside expedition is at present mainly centred in the proposed investment of Fort Macon, which, as stated in my last letter, is situated about equi- distant from Beaufort and Mo The bridge over the river at Newport City was burned by a detachment from fort Macon on Tuesday, the 18th--four days after the battle at Newbern--and almost entirengaged in these various duties. Further destruction by detachments from Fort Macon. The detachment from Fort Macon, in addition to the destruction of this bFort Macon, in addition to the destruction of this bridge, burned a large rebel encampment at Caroline City, which had also been abandoned by them after the Newbern fight. English vessels detained. The Ships A the port, and which will co-operate with the land forces in the reduction of Fort Macon. They are the steamer State of Georgia, the gunboat Chippewa, the propeller
War Items. There was no news of any special interest received yesterday from the Peninsula. The grand armies of the two republics are facing each other there, and the most stirring news from that quarter at any moment will not create surprise, as a conflict is hourly anticipated. From the North Carolina coast we have intelligence of the enemy's attack upon Fort Macon, and of the gallant resistance of our troops up to Wednesday evening. It is supposed that our forces may be able to hold the fort against the assaults of the invaders. We have also a telegram in relation to a skirmish near the city of Savannah, in which the enemy were repulsed with some loss. We refer the reader to the telegraphic head for the latest news up to 12 o'clock last night.
Fort Macon attacked. Wilmington, April 18. --A private letter, dated 17th inst., says that the enemy attacked Fort Macon last Saturday, and have been fighting two days, Col. White sent out a part of his men on the beach, and found 800 Yankees. They killed 15 of our men. We then retreated to the fort, and Col. White fired canister at the enemy, killing a large number. The enemy have erected a battery two miles from the fort, on the beach, and have planted mortars and large-sized siegeFort Macon last Saturday, and have been fighting two days, Col. White sent out a part of his men on the beach, and found 800 Yankees. They killed 15 of our men. We then retreated to the fort, and Col. White fired canister at the enemy, killing a large number. The enemy have erected a battery two miles from the fort, on the beach, and have planted mortars and large-sized siege guns. Eleven large ships are now outside the harbor. The enemy have sent to Newbern, for gunboats to operate in the Sound. They have been committing every imaginable outrage in Cartaret and Onslow counties. The fort had not been taken on Wednesday.