The attack on the Yankee.
--The fact that one of Lincoln
's roving pirates was fired on a few days ago, at Gloucester Point
, by some Virginia
artillerymen, has been mentioned.--The boat (the Yankee
,) attempted to pass the fortifications at that place, when six rounds were fired at her, which drove her back.
Captain J. Thompson Brown
, who commands at Gloucester Point
, is of opinion that he could have sunk her. His orders were only to prevent her passing, which he did. A liberal construction of his orders would have been justified under the circumstances of the case.