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c" on Saturday last, by jumping overboard and swimming to Newport News. He states that about one o'clock on Saturday, the "Merrimac." followed by two other gunboats, was observed approaching Sewell's Point, passing close by the shore towards Craney Island. The crew of the "Congress" did not expect that she was about to attack them; but perceiving that such was the case, prepared to engage her. The "Merrimac" at once came directly between the "Congress" and the "Cumberland," when the latter veEricsson, the latter vessel making the attack. The batteries at Sewell's Point opened upon the Ericsson. The fire of the Ericsson was repiled to steadily by the Merrimac. The latter vessel finally retreated up the river to a point opposite Craney Island where she was met by two other vessels, and towed towards Norfolk. During the engagement the parapet at Fortress Monroe was crowded with spectators. The Union gun was twice fired at the "Merrimac," the shofs falling near the vessel, but