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From Wilmington.

--The Wilmington (North Carolina) Journal of the 19th has the following about affairs in that vicinity:

‘ "We understand that on Thursday last there was some skirmishing between the left wing of our forces, in the vicinity of Sugarloaf, and the Yankee infantry, who had made an advance from their entrenched position. During the afternoon, it is reported, whilst the Yankee vessels were engaged shelling the woods, their infantry made an attack on Cling man's brigade (occupying our left) with the evident intention of flanking them, but were repulsed and driven back to their entrenchments. No casualties have, as yet, been reported, but we learn that several of our men were wounded.

"We would call the attention of our contemporaries to the fact that Fort Fisher never was surrendered; but was carried at the point of the bayonet by overwhelming numbers, after all the guns on the land face had been dismounted by the terrific fire from the fleet.

"The enemy's loss in Sunday's fight is estimated to be at least one thousand in killed and wounded. The fort was charged three times on Sunday afternoon and night before it was captured."

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