One year ago to day the first blood in
defence of the country. was spilled in the
streets of Baltimore. At three P. M. we
arrived at Ship Point. where we are to
disembark and join in the investment.
of Yorktown. This place is one, if not the
most strongly fortified places in the entire
South. having three immense lines of works
mounting a large number of siege guns
of the heaviest caliber. The rebel army
here is commanded by Gen. Joseph Johnston.
Warm and Pleasant.
[transcription by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]