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d News from the Florida coast — affairs in the Potomac — the army in the Northwest, &c. Our citizens were much elated yesterday by intelligence that a body of Confederate Troops had crossed Pensacola Bay, landed on Santa Rosa Island, and attacked and destroyed the Federal camp. This spot had been ted for the headquarters of Billy Wilson's ave regiment, which, it is well known, composed of the most villainous material which could be scraped together in New York; and it is gratifying to learn that such an exemplary body of troops has been cut off re an opportunity occurred for an exer of their criminal propensities on Southern plantaions. Santa Rosa Island is a barren sandy strip of land, some forty miles in length, lying below the coast of Florida, opposite Pensacola. Fort Pickens is located at the extremity of the island. Everything continues apparently quiet on the Potomac line, though we have private intelligence from Fairfax that something will
Glorious victory at Santa Rosa Island Storming of the Island by the Confederates--Billy Wilson's Zouaves taken by surprise — their entire armament destroyed — loss of the enemy very great, &c., &c. Mobile,Oct. 9. --A special dispatch to the Advertiser and Register, dated Pensacola, Oct. 9, states that a thousand Confederates, under the command of Gen. Anderson, crossed the bay last night, landed at Santa Rosa Island at 2 o'clock in the morning, and stormed the camp of Billy WSanta Rosa Island at 2 o'clock in the morning, and stormed the camp of Billy Wilson's Zouaves, burning and destroying every building, except the hospital; also destroying an immense quantity of rations, equipments, stores, and ammunition, and spiking their cannon. They effected a total destruction of the camp. The loss of the enemy was very great. The loss of the Confederates was forty killed and wounded. Capt. Bradford, of Florida, was killed; Lieut. Nelms, of Ga., killed; Walter Tuggle; of the Continentals, desperately wounded; John Burgess, killed; Gen. Anders