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for it has generally been held that guns on shipboard could not contend, except at great odds, with batteries on shore protected from shells by casemates. Officers of the navy familiar with the wild, destructive work made by the 10 and 11-inch Dahlgren shells, say that it is not strange that men should abandon earthworks where those missives were poured in at the rate of sixteen a minute. On this score the experience of old wars is not applicable, since that the ordnance and projectiles of ththat not only the captain and second captain of every gun on board ship are good gunners, but nearly every seaman and ordinary seaman are habitually exercised in sighting. The number of men designated to handle eight, nine, ten, and eleven-inch Dahlgren guns range from fourteen to twenty-four. Therefore the navy contains thousands of men who are good gunners. The President's Secretary — Guarding the Railroad from Washington to Baltimore. The Sun publishes a letter from Washing- ton,