11.-occupation of Norfolk, Va.
Report of General Wool.
Fortress Monroe, May 12, 1862. Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretdry of War:
on the ninth of Maytisfied themselves that a landing was perfectly feasible.
On returning to Fortress Monroe, they found that President Lincoln and Secretary Stanton, on examining the slightly known shore, without a wharf, early next day. Gen. Wool slept in Fortress Monroe last night — marched with his troops some twenty miles, captured Norfolk, is colored cook had got ready for us.
Baltimore American account.
Fortress Monroe, May 9, 1862.
Old Point this evening presents a very stirring spectaclell around the country, principally the destruction of barracks and camps.
Fortress Monroe, May 10, 1862.
I have just returned from Point Pleasant.
Large reinforhat I could land troops without much trouble at Ocean View, six miles from Fortress Monroe.
The Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Chase, and my aid-de-camp, Col. Cram,
olonel Corcoran and other Federal prisoners, made the following report of the conduct of the rebel authorities:
headquarters, Department of Virginia, Fortress Monroe, Va., June 6, 1862. Major-General John E. Wool, Fortress Monroe, Virginia.
sir: I have the honor to report that I left Hampton Roads about three o'clock A. MFortress Monroe, Virginia.
sir: I have the honor to report that I left Hampton Roads about three o'clock A. M., on the morning of the second inst., in charge of the privateersmen, prisoners of war--eighty-five in number — and five men, taken from merchant vessels while attempting to run the blockade, on board the steamer Massachusetts for City Point, Va., where in accordance with your instructions, I was to endeavor to effect the release cket, to be forwarded to Petersburgh, informing General Huger that, having already waited twenty-four hours for a reply to my communication, I would return to Fortress Monroe, and that any communication on the subject of the exchange would be forwarded by the navy.
I then returned to this place, reaching here about eight o'clock A