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[written for the Richmond Dispatch.]battle of Hampton roads.by Ossian P. Gorman 4th Georgia regiment. Ne'er had a scene of beauty smile On placid waters neath the sun, Like that on Lamp one watery plain, The stall moranche fight begun, Far t' ward the silv'ry Sewell's shores, Beneath the guns of Orange Isle; Were seen our fleet advancing fast, Beneath the sun's plolous smile. Now active all; the hostile hordes Of Newport camp spread dire alarm; The Cumberland for fight prepares; Her marines now rush to arms. The Merrimac, strong In quarters close begin or fl Nor ars the rushing half of shot. And deedly mi ies swift and dire; But rushing on 'mid smoke and flame, And be ching thunder long and loud, Sal ship with now And then withdraws in wreaths of cloud. The work is done. The frigate turns. In agonizing doubtful poise-- She she sinks! along the deck. wading notes. Engu ph beneath these placid waves, Disture'd by battle's onward surge, The rew is gone; the vessel