ttered in the river some distance off. The enemy were throwing shells into our lines while I was on shore, which were quickly responded to by our men. About twelve o'clock, I took a small boat, to visit the gunboat fleet in company with Lieut Col. Daniel Elliott, Add de Camp.
of Maine, and Dr. L. Munson.
The far famed Monitor lay in the middle of the river, and as the Lieutenant commanding was an old pupil of Col Elliott, at the Colonel's suggestion, we visited her first.
Just as we leftElliott, at the Colonel's suggestion, we visited her first.
Just as we left, General McClellan boarded the Galena.
He came by himself, in a boat which was pulled by sixteen men. He stayed only a second, He passed close by the Monitor, and boarded the steamer Express which was loaded down with ammunition and which lay only a short distance from the Galens.
He then went ashore.
About this than I noticed two separate gangs of signal officers on the top of the high house on the hill.
One party was mounted on the roof, the other on the eave of the house.
Those on the