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twelve months volunteers have re-enlisted almost to a man — There are but few who have not gone in for the war, and with these few the delay is a mere question of time. We, of the Naval Battery, were among the first companies to take position on this river, in May of last year, and we naturally reflect with some degree of pride that we are among the veterans of the Peninsula. The company is now being re-organized for the war by that accomplished officer and universal favorite, Lieut J. Hatley Norton, at present Adjutant of the Battery. In addition to old members, we are receiving volunteers from other twelve months companies, to augment our number to the maximum prescribed by law. Should the long-looked-for advance of the enemy be a combined attack by land and water, we may safely promise you that the river batteries will give a good account of themselves. Prudence forbids my writing more definitely as to the strength of our position at the present juncture. But we are c