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eir landing, forty-five or fifty of the enemy's boats, full of men, directed their course from the shipping to the north side of the island. The shipping, which covered the attack of the boats, consisted of fifteen or twenty vessels, among which were seventy-fours, frigates, and transports. The action was first opened by the enemy's land force, who were protected by a dense growth of trees and underwood. They commenced throwing Congreve rockets from behind a house belonging to Capt. G. Wise. Capt. Rourke, of the Virginia forces, who was nearest to that point, at once opened upon them a brisk fire of grape and canister, and although the dense growth prevented a good view of the enemy, they were completely routed with the loss of many killed and wounded. At the same time with the attack from the mainland, the barges, filled with soldiers and marines, supposed to be from twelve to fifteen hundred, approached the island in column order, led on by Admiral Wanan's boat, with twenty f
Personal. --Captain Caskie, of Caskie's Rangers, and Captain O. Jennings Wise, of the Richmond Blues, have arrived in this city from the army of Western Virginia.