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Another engagement between a U. S. Vessel and a battery. We learned, yesterday, from a passenger by the James River steamer, that an engagement took place yesterday morning at "Pig's Point," situate at the month of Nansemond river, between the United States steamer "Harriet Lane," and the battery at that place. The fight commenced about eight o'clock, and lasted for an hour and a half, during which time the steamer fired fifty-eight shot and shell, the battery responding in a very spirited manner, many of its shot taking effect. It was thought that the "Harriet Lane" was badly damaged, as she careened a good deal, and beat a hasty retreat for Old Point, probably for repairs. [The above report was brought to us by gentlemen who believed it to be true; but as they did not witness the battle, we give the rumor for what it is worth.]
Topography of Hampton. --Hampton Roads is the name given to the broad expanse of water between the mouth of James River and the entrance into Chesapeake Bay, Newport News Point on the North side of the river, and Pig Point, on the South, at the junction of the Nansemond with the James. Between these two points the distance is about five miles. Craney Island lies at the mouth of Elizabeth River, some six or seven miles East of Pig Point. Sewell's Point is about the same distance North ofPig Point. Sewell's Point is about the same distance North of Craney Island. These four points form, therefore, very nearly a parallelogram. Old Point is five miles North of Sewell's Point. Along the Northern shore of the Roads, it is believed that no batteries have been erected, and the Federal troops may be disembarked without any resistance. If the reduction of Richmond is the object, as the signs seem to indicate, the march of the Federal army from Newport News will be ninety miles. But whether the invasion is made with one or two or three colum