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Safety of Capt. Cook--release of prisoners.

--The Norfolk Day Book says Captain Cook, of the Confederate steamer Ellis, who was reported among the killed in the recent engagement with the enemy's vessels off Cobb's Point Battery, arrived at his home in Portsmouth on Friday night. Capt. Cook behaved very gallantly in the action. He was last to leave his vessel and refused to strike his colors. He is wounded in the right arm.

The Sea Bird was completely riddled, and had she not taken fire, she would have been of no use to the enemy.

The following seamen prisoners, captured in the fight, have been released on parole and have returned to Norfolk:

Of the Sea Bird.--Joseph Weaver, carpenter;--Willis, pilot; George Livingston, captain's clerk; Samuel Merrill, purser's steward; Phillips and Butt, quartermaster; Williams and Gregory, seamen; Alfred Roid, (colored,) steward.

Of the Ellis.--Wormsely, engineer; Young, seaman.

In addition to the above, a number of other Captain McCarrick, arrived

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