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eries that have been constructed at Evansport, and the operations were carried on in the most secret manner.--It was known that we had in process of construction some kind of works, with the view of blockading the Potomac; but the location of them was a secret. The enemy got wind of the intention, and sent steam-tugs cruising up and down the shore, to examine carefully every point and headland. Whenever anything suspicious was seen, a few shots were fired as "feelers." Every spot from Mathias's Point to the Occoquon, was subjected to this test except the right one, and it singularly enough was passed by with a glance.--But few days since a steam-tug came up and burned a boat close under the guns, and within rifle distance of them. Every day the Federal men-of-war passed close by the insignificant cluster of pines behind which our heavy guns were concealed, and steamed on, satisfied that all was right in its direction.--Batteries in other places drew attention from this, and the wor