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him to Fort McHenry. The premises were then searched for arms and other contraband of war. Excavations were made in both the cellar and yard, but nothing was brought to light, save a box of bullets found in the yard, which were among some rubbish. The reported Disaster to the Federal blockading vessels. The Northern press, it appears, do not place implicit confidence on Com. Hollins's report of his victory over the Federal blockading vessels at the Head of the Passes in the Mississippi river. The New York Times, in the course of a long article, says: There is enough about it to make us doubt whether it is so much a disaster to our fleet and so great a victory to Hollins as he represents. And first, it is evident that but a small part of our squadron was engaged in the fight. Hollins says we had forty guns in the engagement. Probably we had the Vincennes, 22 guns; Preble, 16 guns; and Water Witch, 2 guns — in all 38 guns. That would leave the Niagara, the Savanna