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Firing on the river.

For some time past the gunboats of the enemy have been anchored a short distance below the batteries on the river, some one generally lying high up the stream. Last week a large black steamer came up, but was so much annoyed by sharpshooters on shore that she dropped down below a marsh, where she would be out of reach. A battery, created on Gill's Bluff, then got a chance at her, and on Friday evening fired some fifty shots. The vessel lay for some time under fire, and it was supposed she was seriously damaged. At one time it was thought she had surrendered, but this arose from the fact that the pilot sought a place of safety in the cabin, but he afterwards came up and the steamer was run down the river to where the remainder of the gunboats lay. On Saturday everything was removed from this steamer, showing clearly she was seriously injured. On our side, the only loss arose from the bursting of a rifle gun, which killed one num and slightly wounded another.

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