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Jackson, Miss., July 24.--Lieut-Col. Ferguson, of Starke's cavalry, with two companies and a field battery, has captured and destroyed a Federal mail steamer at Skipwith's Landing, eighty miles above Vicksburgh. Col. Ferguson succeeded in obtaining possession of the mail-bag from the ship Richmond, en route for Washington. The contents are highly interesting. Yankee letters admit the impossibility of capturing Vicksburgh without an immense land force, and admit that the Arkansas whipped them. They evince great terror of the Arkansas. Her appearance round the bend this morning was the signal for a general stampede. The bombarding continued slowly to-day.--Richmond Examiner, July 26.

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