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Doc. 150.-a Naval engagement. August 1, 1861. From a gentleman of the highest respectability — who was an eye-witness of the fight — we have the particulars of an engagement which occurred on last Friday at Horn Island Pass, between a Federal steam-frigate, supposed to be the Niagara, and the little Confederate privateer, J. O. Nixon. The Nixon, wishing to avail herself of the fair wind, left Pascagoula Bay last Friday morning, intending to go Yankee hunting on the deep blue sea. When about twelve miles from Horn Island Pass, she discovered a large Federal steamer ahead, attempting to cut her off. The Nixon tacked, and stood in again for the Pass, and reached the bar about a mile ahead of the Federalist. The latter then opened fire on her at that distance; the Nixon immediately responded, and the exchange of shots was carried on for about twenty minutes. In the mean time the little Lake steamer Arrow came up, and when within range of the Federalist, let slip some of her 3