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been watched with intense interest. Your triumph is not the less appreciated because it was protracted, and finally bloodiness. To that Being who has protected you through so many perils, and carried you onward to successive victories, be all praise for His continued goodness to our country, and especially for this last success of our arms. Let the congratulations to yourself and your command be also extended to the officers and soldiers who co-operated with you. [Signed]Gidson Welles. Secretary of the Navy. The Canal across the Peninsula. St. Louis, April 9. --General Pope's official report says: "The canal cut across the peninsula at New Madrid, through which the steamers and several barges were taken, is twelve miles long, through heavy timber, which had to be sawed off by hand four feet under water. The idea of this laborious under taking originated with Gen. Schuyler Hamilton, and the work performed by Col. Bissall's Missouri engineering regi