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War News and Rumors. We lay before our readers this morning some encouraging news from North Carolina. It appears from the tenor of the report that the Third Georgia Regiment, under Colonel Wright, made a successful excursion to Chickonocomac Beach on Saturday last, and gave the enemy a complete rout. The location is near as we can understand it, is a little to the North of Capo Hatteras. The only name at all similar to it on the map is Chickonocomac, which is situated between New Inlet and Hatteras Light. The report is that one man was killed on our side. So far as events have transpired since Batler's attack on the fortifications in that vicinity his advantage whatever has been gained by the Federals and in view of their circumstance sphere of operations, we doubt whether they will deem the place worth holding for any considerable length of time. P. S.--Since the above was written we have received full particular of the affair in North which will be found in another
A Sergeant-Major, of the Indiana regiment, shot the horse of Colonel Wright, of the Georgia regiment, from under him, which appeared to be the only evidence of bravery evinced by the whole party. Colonel Wright captured this man, and for his bravery treated him very courteously. Third Georgia Regiment, gives us the following statement: Col. Wright left Camp Georgia, Roanoke Island, on Thursday midnight, arrived at Chickonocomac on Friday, in the steamers. Col. Wright made the attack on the Federals at 9 o'clock in the morning by firing shell from td when near shore they commenced embarking in their flat-boats. Col. Wright took but one of his howitzers ashore with him, leaving the othereras Light-House. When about six miles from the starting place, Col. Wright. being on horseback and considerably in advance of his command,ible to land, owing to the peculiar formation of the flats. Col. Wright continued his pursuit till he found the North Carolina Regiment