particulars of the engagement — brilliant conduct of Com. Tatnall
's fleet — the Savannah
has two Balls shot through her, &c., &c.
Savannah, Nov. 7.
--The steamer Resolute
, of the Confederate fleet, came up at eleven o'clock last night, to coal.
She brought correct particulars of the operations at Port Royal
up to the hour of her departure.
It appears that the report of a Federal steamer being disabled.
and another one being aground, is incorrect.
On Monday afternoon Commodore Tatuall
, with his little fleet, went within a mile of the Federal squadron, and engaged them for nearly an hour, until they came within reach of the guns at Port Royal
, when he retired, and allowed the latter to open on them.
The engagement lasted until evening, with what result it is impossible at present to ascertain.
again sallied out to a point about three-quarters of a mile from the enemy's fleet, when a fierce engagement of forty minutes ensued.
The enemy fired rifle shot and shell, which fell about us in great profusion.
Two shots passed through the Savannah
without serious damage to the vesica, and nobody on board was injured.
Parties at Port Royal
say that seven shots from our fleet took effect on the Federal
The latter coming in closer, our fleet retired.
On yesterday all was quiet.
It was reported, however, that the Federals
were landing at Hunting Island
About 7 o'clock last night firing was again heard at Port Royal
, and warm work was anticipated.
heavy firing — terrible fighting at Beaufort, & C.
Augusta, Nov. 7,
P. M.--Special dispatches to the newspapers of Augusta
, dated to-day, state that heavy and rapid firing has been heard all the forenoon.
A report from Beaufort
, dated 10½ o'clock this morning, states that a terrible fight is progressing at Bay Point
The result is unknown.
Confederate batteries dismounted, &c.
Savannah, Nov. 7.
--8 o'clock, P. M.--Seven Federal vessels passed the batteries at Bay Point
After getting inside, they opened fire on Hilton Head
The batteries at the latter point returned the fire.
Several guns were dismounted on our batteries.
The result to the Federal
vessels is unknown.
The firing ceased at dark, but it is expected that the enemy will attempt a landing tonight, when warm work may be expected.