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bouts of the Yankees. The company has been for some time stationed at Red Bluff on New river, about eight miles from Savannah, where a strong battery has been erected. New river, it must be understood, empties in the Sound just back of Dawfuskie Island, which, you are aware, the Yankees have appropriated to themselves, and which it was known was held by a detachment of the enemy. All our streams and water-courses have been traveled over by the diligent enemy at night time in large launche instances, and in others again, where steamers accompanied them, have been driven back with loss. On the eve of Christmas, the Captain, than whom no more efficient officer or braver man lives, with a crew of eleven, departed about dusk for Dawfuskie Island, to reconnuitre or destroy anything found of service to the enemy. They landed in the course of the night; and from a negro ascertained the camp of the enemy to be at the other end of the Island, and shortly started to return. They had gon