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The Affair at Sewell's Point. --The Washington correspondent of the Baltimore Sun says: It seems that both sides claim a victory for the affair at Norfolk on Saturday last, but it was the remark of a Roman Consul "that there could not be much fighting where nobody was killed." It is impossible, however, to withhold the meed of praise to a couple of Senators who somehow got prominence in the "gazettes" from having courageously witnessed the cannonade at a stand-point but four or five miles off. The bold couple above alluded to were Wade and Morrill, who were on the wharf at Old Point, and, it is reported, afterwards went to Washington.
Portsmouth, Va., May 22, 1861. The battery at Sewell's Point was again the object of interest yesterday evening. A steamer from the baboon's squadron about Old Point and the mouths of our rivers, approached this battery and shots were exchanged. The respectful distance, however, maintained by the infernal invader, proved to be without the range of our guns. This was a source of regret, for we did not wish to waste a grain of powder. Captain Colquitt, the gallant commander of the accomplished Light Guards from Georgia, now has charge of this battery. In the former sparring he had to cool the ardor of our braves. He made them an eloquent speech of fifteen minutes, which had the desired effect, and then suiting the action to the word, himself aimed the shot which told upon the Monticello. The shell which the steamer tired yesterday evening fell near the battery without exploding-- the fuse having re fused, and thus thwarted the devilish designs of its operators. I
received with all the honors. Fortress Monroe is garrisoned by three thousand troops, which is eyen beyond the full complement required for garrison duty. These are composed of about three hundred regular troops, second and third artillery, two regiments of Massachusetts volunteers, and one Vermont regiment. The troops are in splendid order, and in capital spirits. Col. Dimmick, of the second artillery, a clever gentleman and an accomplished officer, is in command. The fleet of Old Point consists of the Minnesota, (flag-ship,) auxiliary steam, 40 guns, Captain Van Brunt; the razee Cumberland, 32 guns, Captain Marston, (flag-ship of Commodore Pendergast, superseded at this port by Commodore Stringham;) brig Perry, 6 guns; the steamer Star, and quite a fleet of armed steam tugs. More or less prizes are brought in every day of vessels attempting to run the blockade, principally of tobacco-laden ships from James river. One vessel, laden with ship-timber, cut in Virginia,