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From The Outhern Coast

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New York, May 17. The eteamcr Fulton, from Purf, Roal 13th, lias arriyed. Gen. Giinli'ii has beft) ordersd to Fli rula to relieye Qej. Birney, deotiig tliat the ciiurt inai t ia 1 in his oase iiau resul ed il) Gordon 's favor. ■ A maas íjtate Convetitioii was called ii Beauforï, N J., f'or tbe 17th of May, ti select delegatea to (Lu iialtimore Convi ri t ton. A similar iiiovemeiit is report ed on f'oot. in Florida. The arn.ed .sieain transport Harriet VVeed was blown up by the explu.sion of Uïü torpedees at once on St. John's River, Florida. The .econd engtueer, cubii boy, and one of tlic crew were killed A largo iiuinbfi' of othor ei sous weit wuuuded, tome sevcrcly. Thr steamer Plato got aground iu Savüimah River, wlieii a larga teainer supposed to bu a ram, ran dowa froni the direction of Savannah, but returued af ter reconnoitcriog. Tiie Fulton reporta, wheu oíf Charleston BiU", 14th, a general engagement was goine mi betwr-en out floct uuder Admir;il Dahlgren and the rebel forts and batterics on James and Sulüvan's Islands. All the monitors appeared to be engagtd as also the New Ironsides. Fort Putuain, on G-regg's Poinl seemed directiiig her fire prinoipallv on Suinpter, which was repiicd bo by Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan Islaud, aud batteiy isimpkins, on Jumes Isluud Tlio contest was spirited, and scemed as general as hus transpirad sinea last autuuin. Tlie Fulton cliased a blookade ruuner bound out from Wilaiington on tlie morning of the I5tli, for five and a half hours, and then abandoned it.


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