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ounter a well-constructed and naturally masked battery at the town, which commands the access to the inner anchorags. We are told that General f ee pronounced the place perfectly defensible. We are not surprised at this, if true. We captured Port Royal, out Fernandina and Fort Clinch have been given to us. * * * * * I take great pleasure in reminding the Department that the principal and ultimate object of the naval expedition which I have the honor to command, was, in its first conceptiof the original paper, "that the naval power that controls the seacoast of Georgia controls the State of Georgia." The report that the fortifications at St. Simons, armed with heavy columbiads, had been abandoned, which first reached me at Port Royal, is confirmed. This being the case, the entire seacoast of Georgia is now either actually in my possession, or under my control, and thus the views of the Government have been accomplished. Very resp'y, your most obd't serv't, S. F. Dupont,
o attacks of the fleet, it should have been timely evacuated and all military stores removed, or otherwise defended to the last.--So sudden was the attack that the soldiers occupying the cars, before starting, were shelled from the ships, and two of the number killed. The remainder beat a hasty retreat, not waiting for the cars. The Yankees obtain little of any value, and hold a country which cannot support a battalion of men for six weeks without constant communication with the depot at Port Royal. They have ascended to Brunswick, and, by last reports, were lying off the town, but had not entered. The batteries there had been dismantled some weeks since. The progress which they have made on the coasts of Geergia and Florida, though it may sound gravely in the cars of many not acquainted with the nature of the same, gives no uneasiness whatever, and it may indicate a conclusion on the part of the Federal commander that Savannah cannot be assailed with any hope of success. St. Joh