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From Norfolk.[special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, July 19, 1861. Firing was re-commenced yesterday against Sewell's Point. About a half dozen shots were fired, of course doing no damage. A rumor reached our city yesterday, that on Wednesday night an attempt had been made by the Lincolnites to land troops at Pig's Point, small boats being used for that purpose. We heard a gun about 11½ o'clock, on that night, notwithstanding, we are inclined to doubt the report. Certain it is, however, that sentinels on duty from our city, distinctly heard the report of cannon from that quarter, many surmising it a battle near Hampton. If so, our forces were well prepared for an engagement, and doubtless a brilliant victory would be ours; but we fear the news is too good to be true. I am most happy to inform you that Capt. McCarrick has captured another prize, in North Carolina, making the fourth within a few weeks. Her cargo consists of sugar and molasses, and th
Butler Didn't. --A gentleman who lately escaped from the vicinity of Hampton assures us that those soldiers who man the river batteries barely escaped Butler's wrath on the 9th, and again on the 12th. He affirms that on both occasions it had been resolved to make a naval demonstration against Sewell's, Craney Island, and finally Hoffler's Creek or Pig's Point. For this purpose, an unusual naval force had been concentrated in Hampton Roads, armed to the top, and that the arrangements were completed even to the extent of placing infantry aboard. Unfortunately for us, the project created so much debate among officers and men in the enemy's camp that Picayune himself became alarmed and relinquished the plan, desiring counsel from Washington. Not a naval commander, except Pendergrast, it is understood, supported the wisdom of the proposed movement. Parties down below believe that the Massachusetts regiments (three mouths' men) have gone home and that the Vermonters have left