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ept. 5th. I suppose that long before this reaches you, the telegraph will have informed you of our movements in this direction, and, also of our little semi-naval engagement of yesterday, between one of our gunboats, Capt. Hamilton's and Capt. Jackson's batteries, and two of Lincoln's practical craft, which of late, have been cruising about from below this point to Cairo and Paducah. As this incident was initiatory of what may prove a bloody conflict in this section of our military operatde, as fast as they could turn their boats. The hissing of the shell and shot through the air, the busting of bombs, the land road of the cannon, and the beating of the drums calling the infantry to arms, mads the scene highly exciting. Capt. Jackson, of the Steuben Artillery, an other excellent company from Memphis, took a position higher up the river, and opened fire on them with rifled cannon. The peculiar whis of the balls seemed to have frightened the Hessians so much that they turn