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intrigue, and called the attention of some of his friends, predicting "some fun." One can readily imagine his astonishment when the true state of affairs burst upon him, and he became familiar with the much-abused profession, privateering. The brig Monticello, I learn, may be, at a very small cost, converted into a gunboat, and probably will be when the attention of the Naval Department is called directly to the matter. Your correspondent "L. H.," from Urbanna, falls into a great many errors in regard to the engagement at Mathias' Point. He mentions one or two companies who were engaged in the fight, while there was only one, Capt. Gouldin's company, Sparta Greys. The Pawnee, as you say in a note, was not present, and the horses were taken Tuesday evening instead of Thursday. Five vessels-of-war are lying off Aquia Creek this morning, and an engagement is hourly expected. Three of them are stationary, the others moving about as though about to come within range. M.
oat. The following items are taken from the Washington Star, of last Monday evening: Interesting river News — steamers change position — all quiet at Mathias' Point. This morning, the ice boat, which has so long lain at the Navy-Yard wharves, went down to Alexandria, where she is to relieve the sloop-of-war Pocahontasview, probably, of attacking the Freeborn. The Pocahontas, however, will attend hereafter to any compliments the Page may offer. Everything was quiet at Mathias' Point, no troops nor batteries being visible. The Captain of the schooner Thompson, which came by the Point on Friday, reports seeing about four hundred troops thehe only one of our men injured in the skirmish. However, we never expect truth from the Yankees.] The steamer Pocahontas sailed hence this afternoon for Mathias' Point. It is understood that the Pawnee will follow her in the morning. The Union meeting at Lyceum Hall, in this city, was very sparsely attended to-night, p
The fight at Mathias' Point.a Northern account. A letter to the New York Herald, written on board the steamer Freeborn, given the following details of the fight: On reaching Mathias' Point, the Freeborn anchored, broadside on, opposite thMathias' Point, the Freeborn anchored, broadside on, opposite the wooden building so often fired on, to the left of which is a gentle slope, leading to the top of the table lands, and to the left of that a ravine, called Jotank Swamp. Beyond the ravine, still further to the left, is a dense thicket of pines, runwnee,Potomac river,June 27th, 1861. Sir: --I have to report the following casualties resulting from the action at Mathias' Point this afternoon: Killed, 1.--Commander J. H. Ward, commanding flotilla; gunshot wound of abdomen, almost immediat Washington correspondent of the Baltimore Sun writes: One of the officers who was present during the affair at Mathias' Point, states that of the thirty odd Federal troops that were assailed not above three got off without being hit in one way
Correspondence of the Richmond DispatchMathias' Point — engagement There — the enemy routed--nine Yankees certainly killed, &c. Port Conway, Va., July 1. Our hitherto quiet little county, which has almost grown proverbial for the peaceable and law-abiding character of its citizens, and so free from public commotions of any sort that it has been regarded by some of our neighboring counties as comparatively insignificant, has suddenly become the theatre of important military operations. Point Mathias, fifteen miles below and in sight of Aquia Creek, has for some time past been nursed by the enemy with steam-tugs, and occasionally with ships of a larger growth; but no serious attempt was made by the vandals to land and obtain a foothold possession of the Point, until a few days ago. On Thursday last, a company of 75 Yankees landed under the guns of a steamer, and undertook the erection of a battery a few yards from the edge of a high bluff that overlooks the Potomac for man