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ited States, to such extent as may be permitted by the authorities under whom such prisoners are hold. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. The capture of Biloxi. Washington, Jan. 24. --The Navy Department has received dispatches from Flag Officer McKean, dated Ship Island, January 8, in which he reports the arrivacordance therewith, he shall dispatch the frigate Potomac to Vera Cruz. Having been informed on the 31st of December, that a rebel steamer was at anchor near Biloxi, he dispatched Commander Smith, with the steamers Water Witch, New London, and Henry Lewis, to endeavor to capture her; but upon reaching Biloxi it was found she Biloxi it was found she had been removed. Commander Smith demanded the surrender of the town, which was complied with, and a detachment of seamen and marines was landed, a small sand battery destroyed, and two guns, a nine and six pounder, brought off. The place was found to be almost deserted by the male population, but it was crowded with women an