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struction in this unequal conflict, it is impossible to explain, especially as at this hour the Minnesota, the heaviest steamer in the Federal navy, came up from Old Point, and opened upon our squadron, about a mile off. It soon appeared that she had grounded; but still her position and immense battery made her more than thrice a m which he stood, was pierced by at least two hundred balls. It was now between 5 and 6 o'clock P. M., when the Federal steamer Roanoke was seen approaching from Old Point, and following her the St. Lawrence and a large gunboat, and the hearts of the thousands who looked on from the surrounding shores of those magnificent roads treered. She was defended by her crew most pertinaciously and by the iron cased steamer Monitor, and, after a conflict of several hours, the Monitor steamed off to Old Point, and the Virginia, from her draft, being unable to approach any nearer to the Minnesota, returned to Sewell's Point, and with the other steamers, returned at 2 o