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From the Southside. Fights on the river — movements of Burnside — Dispatches from McClellan, &c. The Petersburg Express, of yesterday, has the following interesting news: Annoying the enemy. On Thursday last a Confederate battery of eight guns having been placed in a position on James river commanding the channel below Berkeley, opened a very effective fire on several transports, convoyed by two or three gunboats, as they were ascending the stream. The river was narrow, and as the shot from our guns fell thick and fast among the Federal craft the consternation among the Yankees was great. The gunboats attempted to return the fire, but the elevated position of our guns rendered the enemy's fire comparatively harmless. Over fifty shots were fired, striking several of the Federal craft and damaging them severely. --The large transport Daniel Webster, crowded with troops, suffered more than any other — she, from some cause unknown to us, making slower pr<