Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Diary of Betty Herndon Maury - November 11, 1861

Monday [11 November 1861]

We have gained a victory and sustained a defeat since I last wrote.

The enemies fleet have captured Fort Walker and Bay Point battery, on either side of Port Royal entrance. We are expecting hourly to hear of a battle at Beaufort. Gen’ Lee has gone down to take command of the coast defences.

We gained a signal victory at Belmont Kentucky, on the 7th. The battle lasted five hours.

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