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ed to the Post-Office here. the Northern account of the Affair at Sewell's Point. Washington,May 23, 1861.--The following official report of the action between the United States steamer Star and the Sewell's Point battery, on the 19th inst., has just been received: U. S. Steamer Star,May 19, 1861. Flag Officer S. H. Stringham, Commander of the Home Squadron: From the time I reported to you yesterday, I kept a strict watch on the movements of the enemy in and about Sewell's Point battery. Several noises were heard during the night, but not distinct enough for me to trace them. At half-past 5 P. M., I heard distinct blows, as if from an axe, securing timber platforms for gun carriages, inside of the embrasures, and immediately I ordered a shot to be fired over them. The rebels immediately hoisted a white flag, with some design on it, and fired a shot that cut the fore-spencer guys, near the gaff. I immediately went to quarters and returned their fire,