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up the following summary of war news: From Fortress Monroe. Fortress Monroe, April 2. --The weather to-day is clear and pleasant, and everything is progressing in the most satisfactory manner. The rebels fired several shots from Sewell's Point last night, on the transports in the harbor, some of the shells falling within fifty feet of a vessel loaded with horses. The steamboats conveying troops to Newport News were repeatedly fired into from Sewall's Point, and also by a rebelSewall's Point, and also by a rebel gunboat, this afternoon. No damage was done as far as we could leave. A reconnaissance was made from Newport News, yesterday, to Watte's Creek, a distance of nine miles. The enemy appeared, speed, strong, and opened with cannon on our forces but their bills passed entirely over them. Our batteries were immediately got in position and we opened fire on the rebels, when their entire force broke and fled, fording across the creek in great confusion, but keeping out of range. The ob