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The reported engagement at Evansport. The Fredericksburg Herald, of Tuesday, says: The firing of heavy guns was distinctly heard in town this morning, and in the country around. The sound was from the direction of Evansport, where there have been reports of batteries for some time; but if any cannonading proceeded nothing but musketry has hitherto been fired in the vicinity of Quantico and Evansport. On last Friday morning, about three o'clock, our soldiers at Quantico com the country above that a large flotilla of the enemy is in the vicinity of Evansport near Quantico, and that a large floating battery of the enemy is off in the rday, furnishes the following in regard to the reported "floating battery" off Evansport: We learn from the chaplain of the 12th North Carolina regiment that when he left Evansport on Saturday last there was lying just abreast of that point, in the stream, a floating battery of very large and diamond-shaped dimensions. It
ding, and at the time she cleared, it was supposed in Liverpool to be a supply ship for the Royal Navy, although Downing street knew much better. She cleared for a West India port. Position and force of the rebels. The main body of the rebels are at Fairfax Court-House, whence a broad belt of camps, almost unbroken, are seen from our balloons, stretching northward toward Leesburg, where there are nearly 30,000 men. On the Lower Potomac is a strong force, 12,000 or 15,000, back of Evansport. At and near Manassas there are comparatively few troops. All information received at headquarters tends to the conclusion that the enemy is prodigiously strong, numbering nearly 200,000, and that no offensive movement is at present intended. Johnston, however, favors and active policy, as also does, probably, Smith; but Beauregard, more cautious, insists on standing on the defensive. Treasury transactions. The following is a statement of business transactions of the Cash Depar