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e rebels to capture our merchant vessels. The rebels continue to be particularly ill tempered. --Yesterday afternoon they fired at everything going into Mattawoman creek, with their usual want of skill. First they sent a shot after the Yankee. The Wyandank followed, and had two or three shots fired after her.-- A canal boat coming out soon after, received the same attentions, and they wound up by firing two or three more rounds at the Yankee as she came out. The Yankee then stood for Freestone Point, and threw a few shells into some fish houses on the beach with very good effect, clearing them of the rebel pickets. Acting Master Ely then landed with a boat's crew to bring off a boat that was seen on the beach, but as this could not be done they destroyed the boat. An officer of the Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, who has just come on board, tells me that the rebels made some very good shots at the Maryland batteries on Sunday morning. Two shells fell right in front, thr