To day the men and horses disembarked
and went in to camp. we expect how-
-ever to re-embark in a few days for
Gloucester Point. a position now held,
by the rebs, who have at that point,
an immense and powerful battery, mounting
<del>18</del> eighteen thirty pounders (Columbiads).
These works will have to be carried,
before we can expect a landing that will
be permanent, and a most difficult
undertaking it will be to carry them,
as all our movements will be fully
exposed to the rebs. Quite warm
and pleasant to day.
[transcription by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]