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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 works were completed without molestation. Although the enemy are well aware of all the main facts connected with the batteries, there may be some points upon which they are not informed, and hence I shall not publish the details for their benefit. Suffice it to say, that those already unmasked are three in number, and are situated upon Ship Point, North Point, and upon the headland where Dumfre's bay enters the Potomac. I may say, however, that there is a chain of batteries from Aquia Creek to Freestone Point.--They are very strongly constructed, with good protection to the men, and mount guns enough to stop entirely the passage of vessels on the river, should Gen. Trimble see fit.--They have had frequent trials during the past few days, and the fact has been clearly demonstrated, that no vessel can pass up or down the river uninj