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ific. After we had been engaged for about three quarters of an hour, the enemy's batteries (there were three of them) near the depot were completely silenced, and we were congratulating ourselves on having done our work effectually, and as being out of danger from the battery on the summit of the hill to the left, when we soon found we were quite mistaken. A wreath of smoke is seen from a ravine, just below the hill already mentioned, and at the foot of a smaller hill adjoining, and, by Thor ! a ball came whizzing just astern of us. The sound was most peculiar, resembling the sharp, shrill chirrup of a cricket. It was apparent that this was from a rifled cannon, perhaps from a field piece, which was seen being dragged up the hill but a little while before. The after gun — a short thirty-two pounder, served by Master's Mate Lee, under the direction of Lieutenant Cash--now opened fire for the first time, pitching shot right into the hill battery, but without doing much apparen