Another naval engagement.
Advices from New Orleans state that on the 17th inst., at midday, the Confederate steamer Jackson
, Capt. Gwathmey
, going down the Southwest
Pass, discovered two Federal steamers, one supposed to be a new gun-boat, and the other the South Carolina
They stopped at the head of the Passes, meeting the Ivy
, and opened upon our steamers with long range guns.
The fire was returned by the Ivy
but the guns of the Jackson
being unable to reach the enemy, she retired.
The enemy's vessels, finding the Ivy
's fire disagreeable, finally hauled off. One shell burst under the bow of the large Federal steamer during the engagement, and another under that of the small one.