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The Yankees in our river. --Between 12 and 1 o'clock on Thursday morning, while Midshipman Wm. F. Wilson, with four men in charge of the guard boat, was proceeding to relieve the first guard boat near the obstructions, he suddenly found himself between two Yankee boats, and not more than fifty yards from one of them The nearest Yankee boat contained that twenty men, and both their boats save cause to Midships Wilson, with the intention to capture him.--Our man immediately steered their boat for the Carolina shore, where they safety arrived, and then threw up several signal rockets.--Some firing took place between the parties, but no one on our side winjured. It appears that the Yankees got their boats this side of the obstructions, and thus came near capturing our picket boat. It is due of say that Midshipman Wilson is battle years of age, a native of Alabama, and that to his courage and presence of mine is mainly attributable the escape of our picket boat from capture a