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The gunboats at City Point — Apprehensions
of an attack.

The Yankees in James river are still "pegging away." Yesterday several gunboats and thirteen transports were lying off Bermuda Hundreds, about two miles below City Point. We learn from passengers by the Petersburg train, yesterday evening, that two monitors and two gunboats were at City Point, and that it was feared that the gunboats intended taking advantage of the present rise in the Appomattox and making a dash up that river to Petersburg. This river is navigable for gunboats up to the city, "barring obstructions," which the Yankees will find rather troublesome. A gunboat in the Appomattox would stand a worse chance even than it would at Drury's Bluff. There was much feeling in Petersburg yesterday on the subject, and all proper steps were taken to resist an advance on the South-Side.

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