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ms up the results of the fight thus: as we looked up towards Newport News we saw the spars of the Cumberland above the river she had so long insolently barred; but of her consort there was not even a timber head visible to tell her story. But this was not all the Virginia had done. The Minnesota lay there riddled like a solve. What damage she sustained will never be known, but it must have been frightful. And within eight and forty hours the Virginia had successfully encountered, defied and beaten a force equal to 2,590 men and 230 guns, as will be seems by the following table: Men.Guns. Congress, (burnt)48020 Cumberland, (sunk)86032 Minnesota, (riddled)55040 Roanoke, (scared off)55040 St. Lawrence; (peppered)48060 Gunboats (2 or 3 disabled)1200 Forts. (silenced)20020 Erricson1608 2,890230 Here, perhaps, in this short table, is a better picture of what she did and what she dared than any word painter, though he were a Vernet, could ever give.
Richmond Light Guard. --Capt. James H. Pearce, of the Wise Legion, and Lieut. R. C. Nicholas, Jr., of this city, are making endeavors, which promise to be crowned with success, to recruit the Light Guard to even a larger number than it had prior to the disaster at Roanoke. One or two of its officers and several of its men were not present there, and are of course not bound by the parole exacted from those who were captured. They will form a nucleus around which the friends of Capt. Wallace can rally. The officers alluded to intend to make the Light Guard a crack company, and as respectable in numbers as it will be in discipline. After the company is raised, it is the desire of its friends to raise a battalion for special service. Capt. James H. Pearce has been in service since the war broke out, in Western Virginia and in North Carolina. The arms and accoutrements of this company will be of the best description.