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steamer Monticello commenced upon us sooner than we expected, but instantly our gallant soldiers were at the guns and returned the fire. For two hours the cannonade continued hot and heavy on both sides. Shell from the enemy bursted over our heads, in our embrasures, and all around us; but thanks to an all wise and overuling Providence, their balls whizzed by us and their shell burst over us without effect. To the bind of Battler we give thanks for our success and our safety. Captain P. H. Colquitt, of the City Light Guards, Columbus, Georgia, was in command during the engagement, and his remarkable coolness and self-possession did honor to himself and to his State. His clear voice could be heard amid the cannon's dealing boom--"Keep cool, my bear men, don't get excited; aim your pieces well" I can never forget the appearance of his face, radiant with smiles as he gave his commands. So gallantly did he conduct himself. that General Gwyun has made him chief in command at Sewe