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hout the day; that, under cover of the fire of the fleet, the enemy landed an infantry force above Fort Fisher, which attacked the fort on Sunday night, and were repulsed. Fort Fisher is situated on a sand-spit on the right bank of the Cape Fear river at its mouth, twenty miles below Wilmington. The enemy, we presume, reached their position above the fort not by passing up the river, where they would have been obliged to run the gauntlet of the guns both of Fisher and Fort Caswell, on the left bank, but by landing on the beach west of the mouth of the Cape Fear river. The enemy's having effected a lodgment above the fort is a serious matter. It will cost double the force to dislodge him that would have prevented his landing. Colonel Mosby reported killed. It was reported on the streets yesterday that the daring and distinguished guerrilla chief, Colonel John S. Mosby, had been killed by the enemy. The story was that he had been surrounded while dining at the house