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More Brilliant Victories on the North Carolina Coast.--Attempt to Recapture the Forts at Hatteras Inlet — Attack by Six Rebel Steamers with Three Thousand Men — Total Failure of the Expedition--Two of the Steamers Sunk--Seven Hundred Rebels supposed to be Drowned — A large number Killed and Wounded — The Indiana Regiment attacked at Chicamicomico — The Rebels Shelled from a National Gun Boat--Two or Three Hundred of them Killed — Important News from the South. [special Dispatch from Washington.] Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9th. --Commander Chauncy arrived here this evening from Hatteras Inlet. He reports that on Monday the rebels organized an expedition to attack and recapture the forts occupied by our forces. The expedition consisted of six steamboats and about three thousand men. The steamers were armed with heavy rifled cannon and mortars for throwing shells. The attack was simultaneous, but ineffectual. The forts fired shell, and were assisted by the ves
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d. We incline to the opinion that Beauregard has definitely abandoned the programme of the conquest of Washington; that he is preparing to move his troops back to Richmond for their winter quarters, and that in due time, if not interrupted in his movements, his vast army will be concentrated from the Chesapeake Bay along the York and James rivers up to and around Richmond, leaving only small detachments to hold or dispute the strategic positions in his rear, including those of the lower Potomac. The tide on the Potomac has turned; it is on the ebb to the rebels, and it will inevitably carry them off. They have eaten out the country around Manassas; winter is closing upon them, and if they cannot march forward into Washington, they must march backward to Richmond. This is our explanation of Beauregard's late mysterious movements. If Washington is impregnable, he must look to the defences of Richmond; for if the one place is secure the other is in danger.--N. Y. Herald, Oct. 2.