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Seizure of the Louisiana forts and Arsenals.

New Orleans, Jan. 11.
--All the fortifications are now in possession of the Louisiana troops. The United States Arsenal at Baton Rouge, in command of Major Haskins and two companies, refused to surrender this morning. The arsenal was surrounded by six hundred State troops, and a parley was held between Governor Moore and Major Haskins, which finally resulted in the surrender of the garrison at twelve o'clock to-day.

There was no opposition in taking the other forts.

The Crusader has not entered the Mississippi.

The excitement continues very great.

Returns indicate that the secessionists have a majority in the Convention.

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