The fight between the Alabama and the Hatteras
--The evening papers contain a correspondence of the New Orleans Delta
, dated Galveston
, January 13th, which says the rebels occupy the city with a force of 5,000 to 7,000 men.--The city is well fortified with batteries all round.
The gunboat Hatteras
went in chase of a strange sail on Sunday evening and heavy firing was soon after heard.
The sloop-of-war Brooklyn
and the gunboat Sciota
started in pursuit, and picked up a boat containing an officer and five men, belonging to the Hatteras
, who reported that the Hatteras
ranged alongside of the strange steamer, when the stranger opened a furious fire on the Hatteras
, and in about twenty minutes the Hatteras
stopped, evidently crippled.
cruised all night and found the Hatteras
in nine fathoms water.