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ments since. Early this morning she was attacked by the Merrimac, Jamestown, and Yorktown. After a five hours contest they were driven off, the Merrimac in a sinking condition. She was towed by the Jamestown, Yorktown, and several smaller boats, towards Norfolk, no doubt, if possible, to get her in the dry-dock for repairs. The Minnesota is afloat, and being towed towards Fortress Monroe. The following dispatch was also received to night: Fortress Monroe, March 9--6:45 P. M. Gideon Wells, Secretary of the Navy: The Monitor arrived at 10 o'clock P. M. yesterday, and went immediately to the protection of the Minnesota, lying aground just opposite Newport's News. At 7 o'clock A. M., to day the Merrimac, accompanied by two wooden steamers and several tugs, stood out towards the Minnesota and opened fire.--The Monitor met them at once and opened her fire, when all the enemy's vessels retired, except the Merrimac. These two iron-clad vessels fought, part of the time touc