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eplied, and threw three shells across the river, two of which passed over the point and fell in the water at the mouth of the Quantico, the third exploding in the air, doing no damage. Later in the day small parties of the enemy were soon upon the banks of the river, but never in sufficient numbers to attract fire. The attempt at entrenching was not renewed. At present the river is very clear of ships, none being in sight except a few tugs and a tow steamer, all in the vicinity of Cockpit Point. They lay at anchor in the middle of the stream, and for some time have not changed position. The attempt to run the gauntlet of the batteries is rarely made except by night, and then by steamers who pass hastily by close under the opposite shore.--They rarely escape a shot, however. The prospect of a fight at this point still continues good, although the enemy has made no decided advance. Heintzieman's division, consisting of some 4,000 men, are five miles north of Occoquan, an