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February 16.


An engagement took place between the rebel fort at Grant's Pass, near Mobile, and the National gunboats.--the British steamer Pet was captured by the United States gunboat Montgomery. The capture was made near Wilmington, N. C. The Pet was from Nassau, for Wilmington, with an assorted cargo of arms, shot, shell, and medicines, for the use of the rebel army. She was a superior side-wheel steamer, of seven hundred tons burthen, built in England expressly for Southern blockading purposes. She had made numerous successful trips between Nassau and Wilmington.--the blockading steamer Spunky was chased ashore and destroyed while attempting to run the blockade of Wilmington, N. C.

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