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on. When within a mile of a point which heretofore was thought unguarded, a battery opened on the fleet from a gorge, and the first shot struck the Pocahontas in the stern, making a hole through her. The fleet immediately retreated up the river, and got beyond the range of the guns. The shots fired from the battery passed clear across the river, which is three miles wide, indicating that it is composed of rifled cannon of large calibre. The flotilla consisted of the Pocahontas, Pawnee, Mount Vernon, Yankee and Live Yankee. The Mt. Vernon returned to Washington on Friday night, and reported that the rigging of the Pocahontas had been slightly injured from the fire of the Confederates. She left Washington on Saturday to return to the flotilla. [from the Northern Associated Press.] Washington, Aug. 17. --We have another arrival from Aquia Creek to day. Yesterday a new battery, concealed in the woods, opened on the United States steamer Pocahontas with rifled cannon. Al