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the fictilia without papers, with a cargo of wheat and tobacco. She was loaded at Port Tobacco and Pope's Creek, and was captured near these places with six men on heard, She was placed alongside the receiving ship Anacostia, under guard, where she will await the investigation into her case. The Reserve also brought up two contrabass, picked up along the river. The steamer went down again last evening and joined the flotilla. The steamer Mount Vernon arrived this morning from Old Point, with shell for the Arsenal and several sick gunmen from the blockading fleet, to be placed in the naval hospital. She reports all quiet at Fortress Monroe and along the Potomac. Com. Stringham had been superseded in command of the blockading fleet at Hampton Roads by Capt. Goldsborough, who entered upon his duties a day or two since. The President has appointed Col. E. D. Baker, of Oregon, now Colonel of the New York First California Regiment, and acting Brig. General, to be Major
Latest News from Western Virginia. reported victory by Gen.Lee.--Rosencranz mortally wounded — defeat of the Federal army. Our energetic Norfolk correspondent sends us the following from the Norfolk Day Book, extra, of yesterday: We are informed by Mr. Henry D. Crockett, one of the prisoners taken at the battle of Rich Mountain, who came up from Old Point yesterday afternoon in the flag of trace steamer, that a severe battle has been fought in the Western part of the State, at the Big Sewell Mountain, between Gen. Lee's and Gen. Rosencranz's forces, and that the latter had been defeated, and was at Wheeling, Va., on Saturday last, mortally wounded; and that the whole Federal army was then on its retreat from the soil of Western Virginia. Mr. Crockett was formerly from Washington, D. C., where he held a position in one of the Departments as a clerk. On the breaking out of the war, he left the Federal service and made his way into Virginia, where he joined
A female Spy of a poor Type. --The Norfolk Day Book has the following first rate notice of a lady who left that city a few days ago: An ancient garrulous female left this city several days ago in the flag of truce boat for Old Point, on her way North. She was crammed full of venom against the people of the South, where she has lived for many years; owing, we understand, to the fact that she was interested in some property which had been destroyed at the burning of the Navy-Yard by t hatred to everything Southern or not, we are unable to state positively; though she was so anxious to inflict what she conceived a deadly wound upon the cause of the South, that she could scarcely contain herself long-enough to get on shore at Old Point before she began her tirade of abuse against everything South and Southern. She would doubtless have "popped" if she had not got relief so early; but fortunately for her, she found a Federal officer at the wharf, where the boat landed, and to