Norfolk, May 25, 1861.
, Yankee, and Minnesota
, are reported off Old Point
There is nothing special from Sewell's Point
He relieves Gen. Gwynn
, who will be stationed elsewhere.
H. was for some time stationed at Fort Monroe
, and, by his official conduct, has endeared to him many friends.
He is a skillful officer, and a gentleman of the true type.
In the many positions he has filled, many will recognize the signal discharge of his official duties.
We greet him here with warm hearts and generous hands.
The ladies hereabouts, among other things, are engaged in making cartridges for the soldiers.
They turn out thousands of these death missiles per day, besides attending to other duties.
Truly do they deserve our unbounded praise.
The practicing of guns from the Hospital battery in Portsmouth
, took place yesterday.
It was truly a grand sight to witness the immense streams of water ejected, as the balls would strike and skip beautifully on the surface.
The firing was witnessed by both ladies and gentleman.