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ich period is estimated that there were no less than five hundred discharges. From information received yesterday morning, it appears that our artillery, including a number of heavy siege guns, which had been placed in position at and below Coggin's Point on Thursday, opened a fierce cannonade during the night upon the Federal fleet and McClellan's camp, on the opposite side of the river. The enemy was evidently taken by surprise, and all the lights of the fleet were immediately extinguished, commotion was visible in McClellan's camp. The only casualties reported on our side were caused by an accident to one of the guns, by which one man was killed and six were wounded--two of the number, belonging to Page's battery, badly. Coggin's Point is in Prince George county, about forty miles from Richmond by the river route, but less than thirty in a direct line. Observations made on Wednesday revealed about 150 Federal vessels at Harrison's Landing, nearly opposite, comprising vesse
The firing Thursday night.supposed Heavy damage to the enemy's fleet in James river.commotion in McClellan's camp.Disappearance of the fleet.&c. &c. &c. Petersburg, August 1st. --A large force of artillery, including many heavy siege guns, having been placed in position at and below Coggin's Point, yesterday, and sighted, opened on McClellan's fleet and camp this morning at 1 o'clock. The firing continued fiercely for two hours. The enemy's gunboats replied very feebly, doing no damage. At the first round from our guns every light in the fleet was extinguished. Heavy damage is supposed to have been inflicted. A great crashing was heard in the river, whether from our balls the vessels colliding is unknown. The enemy was evidently greatly alarmed. The entire fleet had disappeared this morning at daylight, and such of McClellan's camp as was visible seemingly in great commotion. One man was killed on our side, and six wounded; two belonging to the Page battery badl