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the place shall yet be taken, even at the cost of their last man. The privates of the army, though, are thoroughly disgusted with the war and anxious to see it closed on any terms. Our informant heard them speaking freely of their loss on the iron-clads, which they said was very heavy. The negroes make but trifling soldiers; they invariably run a fight and often shoot each other at the posts through awkwardness or mistake. At Jacksonville, after the first fire they came running back into the town at a long trot, and were half straightened out of their wits. Some twenty of them were killed in the engagements with Finegan's men. Beaufort now stands on a common, all the fences and out-door improvements having been destroyed, together with the ornamental growth of the place. It is kept quite cloth and in a wholes me conditions. The houses are occupied by both whites and blacks, many of the latter being installed in the stately halls, once the seat of fashion and refinement.