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Progress of the war. Official report of the Loss of the Hatteras — her Commanders Account of the Affair. The mystery of "who sunk the Hatteras" is at last decided. The Yankee papers contain the following highly interesting report by her commander of the capture of his vessel: U. S. Consulate, Kingston Jamaica, January 21, 1863 To. Hon. Gidson Welles, Secretary of the Navy: Sir: it is may painful duty to inform the Department of the destruction of the United States steamer Hatteras, recently under my command, by the rebel steamer Alabama on the night of the 11th inst., off the cost of Texas. The circumstances of the disaster are as follows: On the afternoon of the 11th inst, at 3.50 o'clock, while at anchor in company with the fleet, with Commander Boll, of Galveston, I was ordered by signal from the flag ship Brooklyn to chase a sail to southward of eastward. I got under way immediately, and steamed with all speed in the direction indicated. After so