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e by the fire of the fleet disabling the carriages. On December 25, six hundred shots were expended, exclusive of grape and canister. Detailed reports were made. Five guns were disabled by the fleet, making eight in all. Besides two seven-inch Brooke guns exploded, leaving thirty-four heavy guns on Christmas night. The last guns on the 24th and 25th were fired by Fort Fisher on the retiring fleet. In the first fight the total casualties were sixty-one. . . . . . . . . . . . . . I had nolonel Lamb, then commander of Fort Fisher, says there was but one gun out of twenty on the land face demolished, and out of his forty-four barbette guns,--that is, guns mounted on top of the works,--but three had been demolished, and two of them, Brooke's guns, had been exploded. He also says that at the first attack the fire of the fleet was desultory, and did but little harm, a large portion of the shells going clear over the fort into the water of the river. How was it at the second attac