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Doc. 242. affair in Hampton Roads, Va., December 29, 1861. A rebel account. We have the satisfaction of spreading before our readers to-day some of the particulars of a spirited and dashing achievement on the part of Commodore Lynch, of the Confederate Navy, on board of his flagship, the Sea Bird, which gallant little steato a roaster for his pains, as we are informed by a communication from a friend who was on the ground. We annex his communication: Sewall's Point, Sunday, December 29, 1861. Mr. Editor: Eight gunboats and an armed transport attacked a little Confederate gunboat this morning, and engaged this battery about two hours. We anschooner, her hold coated with zinc, and filled with water for Fortress Monroe.--Richmond Dispatch, Jan. 3. New York Herald account. Fortress Monroe, December 29, 1861. The usual monotony of camp life at this point was broken to-day by a discharge of considerable gunpowder on the part of the navy rendezvousing at Hampton