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.