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els-of-war, as proved by the Crimean contest, are no match for land batteries, properly handled. One of the finest steam-frigates in the British Navy, carrying 36 guns, was knocked to pieces by a small Russian battery of four guns, having materials for heating shot. Of course, every one supposed that instead of going to Charleston, the sagacious military chieftain of the United States had permitted such a report to get abroad to conceal the real destination of the vessel, which might, in point of fact, be Pensacola, Key West, or Tortugas. Nevertheless, it turns out that the "Star of the West" was really sent to Charleston, and, having received a couple of shots got out of harm's way as speedily as possible. Since the day when Brigadier General Webb came to Washington for the purpose of chastising Duff Green, and catching sight of a "mahogany stock, percussion lock," &c., went back quicker than he came, we have never heard of a more remarkable and unprofitable military expedition.