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e Shipping Point battery on the Potomac, says there are six guns in position, all apparently heavy ordnance. The river there is about one mile wide. Intelligent officers say that the statement that there are six miles of batteries below Shipping Point is all nonsense. Vessels might be annoyed by batteries from the shore for a mile below there, as far as Evansport; but below that point the Virginia shore recedes from the channel, and the river widens so that batteries would be useless if pthe firing of the pickets of the Seventy-ninth N. Y. Regiment, between Falls Church and Lewinsville; but there was no noteworthy result. The latest from the lower Potomac. Washington, Oct. 16. --The steamer Mount Vernon reached Shipping Point just before daybreak this morning, and unmolestedly passed the rebel batteries; but the steamer Pawnee, following a short time thereafter, was fired on, between twenty and thirty shot being thrown towards her. The Pawnee, according to orders,