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The ship Island engagement. --The New Orleans Delta, of the 17th inst., publishes the following corrected statement of the Ship Island affair: Capt. Edward Higgins, of the C. S. A., Aid-de-Camp to Gen. Twiggs, acting under the orders of the General, took possession of the steamers Oregon and Swaim, the former armed with one 8 inch columbiad and one 12-pound howitzer, the latter with a 32-pounder and one howitzer, both boats manned by the crew of the McRae. The steamers, after protecting their boilers at Bay St. Louis, proceeded towards the cruising ground of the Massachusetts and tenders; on reaching Ship Island, found that the Massachusetts bad left. Capt. Higgins, aware of the importance of the position, took upon himself the responsibility of occupying it, and to that end immediately landed the four guns above mentioned and the crew of the McRae; put them in charge of Lieut. Warley, as commander, who immediately went to work erecting the batteries, and to him, in conjun