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s as light as mid-day, while the murky clouds overhead reflected back an apparently liquid sea of fire. Fort Pickens could be plainly seen, and its garrison seemed to have suddenly aroused, astounded and surprised.-- in a short while, however, Pickens opened with shot and shell. Our boys, not relishing the compliment, instantly returned from one or two smooth bore 44's and 33's which quickly cleared the ramparts of Pickens of all sight seers. Whether anybody was "hurt,"is not known. Pickens seemed to be, and must have been, perfectly ignorant of our movements, and from the heaviness of its fire was in a paroxysm of wrath and rage. The task of dismantling the forts and batteries, and the removal of everything worth transporting, even to small bits of copper and lead, in the face and very teeth of t he enemy, was one of a most difficult and delicate nature. This has been most admirably executed by Gen Jones. The Federal can now take possession of an unhospitable and beach.