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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch. Narrow escape of a vidette. Suffolk, Va., July 2. Yesterday evening, about 8 o'clock, Mr. J. A Goodwyn, of the Petersburg Cavalry, stationed at this place, while on vidette duty hear Chuck-a-luck, was fired upon by some one lying in ambush, the ball passing through the sides of his cap. Mr. G. returned the fire twice, and then passed on, thinking it imprudent to expose his person to a second fire from a concealed enemy. The object of the attack is supposed to have been robbery, as the vidette at the time was dressed in citizens' clothes. It is a matter of congratulation that so accomplished a gentleman and brave a soldier should save escaped the assassin's bullet M quite young, being about 23 years of age, has the advantage of a good person and cultivated mind. Our village is unusually quiet, and were it not for an occasional walk to the neighboring camps. I should die of sheer ennui. We who are out of the army from necessit
From Washington. Washington, July 1. --(via New Orleans, July 2)--Captain Craven now commands the Potomac Flotilla, vice Captain Ward. The Freeborn has been so badly crippled that she will probably be condemned. Fourteen of the scouts of the Confederate forces attacked the Federal pickets at Shuter's Hill, and killed one and wounded one of the Federal forces. Skirmishing continues at Grafton, but the details are suppressed.