stiff breeze blew from ahead, which freshened later.
Fine weather continued throughout daylight of June 2.
With the evening, however, it clouded up in the south, and a squall came up, with lightning and some rain, driving all below.
Morning dawned the next day, with the sun shining through broken clouds.
At reveille, some fifteen sail of outside blockaders off Charleston
were seen far away, and soon passed.
The sandy shores of South Carolina
were in full view, fringed here and there with low trees.
A warm wind was blowing, ruffling the water beneath a clouded sky. Every one was busy with preparations for landing, —writing letters, packing knapsacks, and rolling blankets.
Running below Hilton Head
, a pilot came alongside in a boat rowed by contrabands, and took the vessel back into Port Royal
, completing a voyage at 1 P. M., which was without accident or death to mar its recollection.
, personally reporting to General Hunter
, was ordered to proceed to Beaufort
On that day General Hunter
wrote the following letter:—