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Terrific storm on the coast.
Disasters to Lincoln's fleet.

a Federal steamer driven ashore — loss of horses, &c.--Capture of prisoners — reported loss of other vessels, &c.

Wilmington, N. C., Nov. 4.
--Reliable intelligence has been received here from Goldsboro' Headquarters which announces that the steamer Union (one of the Federal fleet) went ashore 15 miles from Fort Macon on Saturday night. She had passed to the south of Frying Pan shoals, when she was driven back by the gale. She was loaded with horses, gun carriages, powder, &c. There will be very little of value saved, Seventy-three prisoners fell into the hands of the Confederates.

A small Federal steamer was off Smithville on Saturday evening with a white flag flying, but she could not be seen or found on yesterday.

[second Dispatch.]

Wilmington, N. C., Nov. 4.
--Seventy-three prisoners from the Federal steamer Union, arrived at Goldsboro' at noon to-day, and were immediately sent forward to Raleigh under guard.

It is currently reported here that three Federal transports went ashore near Georgetown, S. C. Several of the crews, including two negroes, were lodged in Georgetown jail on yesterday.

Charleston, Nov. 4
--It is reported that two of Lincoln's gun-boats were beached on the coast of South Carolina, and the crews taken prisoners by the Confederate troops, during the storm which prevailed on Friday and Saturday.

[second Dispatch.]

Charleston, Nov. 4. P. M.
--The beaching of the gun-boats on the coast of South Carolina has been confirmed.

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