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February 21.


The ships Golden Eagle and Olive Jane, in lat. 29° 17 “, lon. 45° 15” , were captured and burned by the rebel privateer Alabama.--An enthusiastic Union meeting was held at Bloomfield, Indiana.--The National gunboats Freeborn and Dragon made a reconnaissance up the Rappahannock River, Va., a distance of sixty-five miles. Just below Fort Lowry they were fired on by a rebel battery, and an engagement of an hour's duration occurred, in which the batteries were silenced. The Freeborn received unimportant injuries and had three men slightly wounded. The expedition was conducted by Lieut. Commander Samuel Magaw, and was a perfect success.--Official Report.


A party of guerrillas, dressed as Union soldiers, made a descent upon South-Union, or Shakertown, Ky., this day, and destroyed a number of cars belonging to the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, besides a large quantity of property belonging to the National Government. After having finished their depredations they left the place, taking the road toward Greenville, when Colonel Benjamin H. Bristow of the Eighth Kentucky cavalry, sent a portion of his regiment in pursuit, and succeeded in capturing four of the guerrillas.--Cincinnati Gazette.

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