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engrossing by an animated relation of the Fanny's surprise and capture. His description is graphic, and sometimes illumined with touches of humor that convulses his audience. More of him anon, for he is the bright particular star of our "Confederacy." Looking straight before me, I see Congressman Ely bending over his "mess" table, seemingly buried in the mass of documents around him. --Every day, for hours, he is occupied with his pen, assisted by young Hale, of the Navy (a nephew of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy,) who has volunteered as his Secretary. Ely is a man of fine social qualities, popular and gentlemanly, and has the distinguished honor of being President of the Richmond Prison Association. To his left may be seen the fine manly form and handsome face of Colonel Cogswell, of the regular army, who is pacing to and fro in deep study. Upon him devolved the command after General Baker's death, at the battle of Ball's Bluff. He is reserved, but is possessed of