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The News from Pensacola. Important dispatches were received yesterday at the War Department from Pensacola. The first dispatch states that a brisk fire was opened upon our batteries by Fort Pickens at nine o'clock, A. M. It was returned slowly and steadily by Gen. Bragg. The second dispatch, dated Pensacola, 1.30, P. M., announces that the firing of the enemy had been continued for four hours with great rapidity, but without doing much damage. There was no loss of life on our side, and our batteries, at last accounts, were still keeping up their fire with a determination to make every shot tell. Two of the enemy's vessels — the Colorado and the Niagara — had also taken part in the conflict. In the absence of details it is impossible to conjecture the result; but we have every confidence that Gen. Bragg and his command will prove equal to the emergenc
vered what seemed to them rebel uniforms in the chaparral, some distance off. They waited and watched for some time, when it became apparent that there was a large force of Confederates secreted in the bushes. This was at a long distance from Fort Pickens, but convenient to the water, the rebels having evidently been using the darkness of night to transport their troops to the rendezvous. Information was dispatched to Fort Pickens without delay, and several vessels were ordered to quietly Fort Pickens without delay, and several vessels were ordered to quietly proceed to the designated place, and, after getting in range, open fire.--The order was executed with complete success. The ships at night anchored off the island, and within easy shooting distance of the rebel camp, waiting until morning before opening the entertainment. At the first approach of morning, the various batteries opened a sudden and murderous fire, striking, it seemed, the very heart of the rebel camp, and scattering confusion and death among its occupants. A--cipitate rush was
Engagement at Pensacola — no loss of life on our side. Pensacola, Nov. 22, --Fort Pickens opened fire on the Confederate fortifications in this locality this morning at nine o'clock. Gen. Bragg is replying deliberately and cautiously. So far no injury has resulted to our side. 1½ o'clock P. M.--The enemy has been firing continually for four hours, with great rapidity, but wildly. There has been no loss of life on our side. We are returning the fire slowly, but with deliberation. Two of the enemy's vessels — the Colorado and Niagara — have opened fire upon Fort McRae. [Nothing later was received up to ten o'clock last ni