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nce of Petersburg. We have been permitted to peruse a letter from a gallant young soldier of this city, a member of Sturdivant's battery, which gives some interesting incidents of the defence of Petersburg, not heretofore noticed in detail. As id command of a howitzer worked by infantrymen at Battery No. 8, some five hundred yards to the left of the company. Capt. Sturdivant commanded all the artillery on that part of the line, and was conspicuous for his coolness and efficiency. "Aboeir last round of banister, our artillerists were compelled to fall back from batteries 5, 6, and 7. At the former Captain Sturdivant was taken. "All this time I was firing as fast as possible with shrapnel and canister, and Sturdivant's piecesSturdivant's pieces on my right with two-second shell. Suddenly a force of the enemy appeared immediately in front, and attempted to charge my gun. I gave them canister, and saw the 'stars and stripes' fall to the ground several times. The enemy at that time were so