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00 from the Northern States shortly.
Eighteen vessels, including a number of gunboats, are reported to have been dispatched to Aquia Creek to watch the batteries and cut off all correspondence between the two shores.
The attention of the War Department seems to be especially directed to this point, and for good cause; for it has just been discovered, that a battery of heavy allege guns has been erected on the Maryland shore opposite the strip of land lying between the Aquia and Potomac creeks.
There is also a formidable rifle battery newly detected, near the Potomac creek.
This is, of course, a fresh sensation and will engage without delay, the attention of the Potomac floffile, because such a disposition of the batteries gives the Confederates the command of the river.
The seemingly positive report which reached us yesterday, as we were taking the cars — hat Griffin's battery had gone over to the enemy, has proved entirely incorrect.
Griffin's battery is attached to