ault on the works.
During the progress of the fight a ten-inch mortar-shell, loaded with sand, fell on the deck of the Passaic.
It struck on the weakest of the deck, and, further than a disfiguration of the armor, did no damage to the vessel.
This was a test that the monitors had not before undergone, and it will be a matter of congratulation to know that they are invulnerable to even mortar projectiles.
Wednesday, March 4.--This is the second anniversary of the inauguration of President Lincoln, and the war still progresses.
God grant that its next anniversary may find peace and happiness prevailing throughout the land.
The morning has again opened bright and beautiful — a cloudless sky and a warm sun shining down on this scene of human antagonism.
At the time I write, the monitor fleet are moving forward in momentary anticipation of a renewal of the conflict.
The incessant mortar-firing during the night it was thought had prevented the repair of the damage done yesterd