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From Port Royal Island

--The Lincolnites have occupied Port Royal Island, on which Beaufort stands, with a body of soldiers supposed to be about 5,000 in number. The Charleston Courier, of the 18th instant, says:

‘ A reliable authority informs us that the country commanded by the enemy may afford them 1,500 bales Sea Island cotton, and about 3,000 negroes are on the island in their neighborhood. The provision crops, which were good, are ample to feed the slaves for a lengthened period, should the troops not destroy them. So far as we can ascertain, the Yankees have made no progress to the South and West of Broad river, where Gen. Drayton's command is located. It is reported that a launch belonging to the enemy, full of men, was caught up a creek last week, which our troops fired into, and killed seven of those on board. A 24-pounder, which had been rifled and sent to the Pocotaligo Station, was tested lately, when it exploded, killing a male, which was standing near, and taking off the front of an officer's cap, but he was, fortunately, not seriously injured.

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