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A spirited engagement on the Ocean

Savannah, March 10--The Savannah Republican, of this morning, path that on Saturday last a Federal gunboat, dispatched to New Smith, Florida, from St. Augustine, sent in a barge with fifty two men to attack our troops. Capt Owens, with thirty two horsemen, opened fire off the barge, killed forty Federalist, mortally wounded two and took one prisoner. Nine escaped. The negro pilot who brought in the barge was captured and hung. The Yankees sent in a flag of truce, asking to bury their dead.--Permission was granted on condition that they would give up all a blen negroes. They agreed, and delivered up seven.

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