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Wm. C. Kevan, of the Petersburg Grave, was accidentally shot in the face, while drilling, at Portsmouth, on Monday. The wound is not dangerous.

A dispatch to the Cincinnati Enquirer says that ‘"a street battery is being erected at Yorktown, Va., and another three miles above Richmond."’

One of the Massachusetts soldiers, named Needham, died in Baltimore last Saturday, from injuries received in the battle of rocks.

Commander Frederick Chatard, of the United States Navy, resigned his commission on the 24th inst. Com. Chatard is a Baltimorean.

The carpenter shop of Willoughby Butler, in Portsmouth, was burnt last Sunday morning. Loss $3,000.

The steamer Westmoreland, detained at Memphis a few days ago, has been released.

Kenneth McKenzie, one of the oldest merchants of St. Louis, died on the 26th.

The first cannon was east in Nashville, Tenn., last Saturday.

A. B. Paddock has been appointed secretary of Alaska.

" is now the slogan of the South.

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