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The engagement at Sewell's Point.additional Particulars. [From the Norfolk Day Book, May 20th.] Yesterday (Sunday) evening, about four or five o'clock, a small schooner from below passed up, and when near the Monticello she fired a gun which passed over the battery. It is not known positively whether she fired at the schooner or at the battery; though it is asserted by some that the schooner was acting in the capacity of a look-out for the steamer, and had sent a boat alongside of her before she fired the gun. The idea is, that the schooner got as near the fort as possible, and sent a man up on her mast-head to spy into the fort, those inside being unconscious of what was going on, and deeming her a friend. However, that first gun was taken as a banter, and the battery answered it with as much spirit and rapidly as convenience would allow, the second ball, we understand, taking effect in her rigging, much of which was cut away. The firing continued for some considerable t
The fight at Sewell's Point.six of the enemy killed.condition of the Monticello.small-pox at Fortress Monroc.[special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, May 21, 1861. As I promised in my letter of yesterday to give you information to should be able to ascertain the fact whether any of the enemy were killed or wounded by our fire from the battery at Sewell's Point, on Sunday last. I report, upon the authority of a gentleman who went down to Fort Monroe yesterday (Monday) in the ely telegraph you. Powder. We understand that intelligence was received yesterday of a renewal of hostilities at Sewell's Point; that the steamer fired upon the battery; which returned the fire with guns of large calibre, whereupon the steamer rs as he gave his commands. So gallantly did he conduct himself. that General Gwyun has made him chief in command at Sewell's Point. Long live his name in the memory of his countrymen. A graduate of West Point — of distinguished ancestry — cool an
e anxious for a fight, and, my word for it, they will teach our libertyshriekers a lesson that will be remembered for ages. Companies are offering their services at headquarters almost every day, and will no doubt be received and mustered into service as soon as the judgment of the officers may decide. Col. Cary is very popular with all the men, and is a thorough tactician. Gen. Juggles is a fine commander, and with popular officers and determined men, what may we not accomplish? The news from Sewell's Point was received with smiles by every one, and warm expressions of contempt for the Yankees were freely given. I am not informed as to the movements of troops and munitions of war, and even if I were, I do not know that it would be good policy to give publicity to them. A rumor was in circulation here last week to the effect that Lincoln was over on the Potomac taking surveys of the river and landing points; but it lacked probability, and was credited by few persons. M.
d. The following dispatch from Washington, contains some information which will interest our readers: Washington,May 20th.--The United States transport steamer Freeborn arrived here this afternoon direct from Fortress Monroe, bringing dispatches to the Government. On her way up the Potomac she captured two small vessels and wharfed them at Washington Navy Yard. A passenger by the Freeborn stated that on Saturday two vessels from the fleet paid a visit to the vicinity of Sewell's Point, almost four miles from Fortress Monroe, where the Virginians were erecting batteries, and threw sundry shells at the works, spoiling materially the architectural arrangements. Shots were fired at the vessels, but without effect. It is not known that anybody on shore was injured. Commodore Pendergrast sent a flag of truce to Norfolk with a view of making arrangements for the transportation thence of certain persons to the North, and received assurances that in this respect he shou