he line of fire.
It was thought that the guns in the masked battery were rifled and of very heavy calibre [?]as their projectiles were thrown beyond the Richmond.
At the end of the first day's bombardment the ships retired, uninjured.
On the second day they took up about the same positions, but their shells failed to reach the forts, while the Commander says, the enemy's shells fell thick about us, some passing over the ships, and far beyond them.
Therefore, says the Flag Officer, I deemedor the present.
This indifference arose from the fact that they had no ammunition to use in the guns which they had found in the Navy Yard — but they were biding their time and would no doubt be heard from when the opportunity offered.
On the second day after the arrival of the Powhatan, a flotilla, composed of steam tugs, schooners and large launches, filled with soldiers, was seen to be coming from the direction of Pensacola, and heading for the two ships lying outside of Santa Rosa Island