Flag presentation — Acknowledgment from the Mayor of Portsmouth — no warlike demonstrations — the weather.
Norfolk, Dec. 4, 1861.
Another presentation will take place next week.
A beautiful flag will be presented to the 6th regiment Virginia volunteers, in command of Col. Corprew
This regiment is stationed at the Entrenched Camp
, about two miles from the city.
The flag will be presented.
I learn, by Brigadier-General Wm. Mahone
Geo. W. Grice
, acknowledges the receipt, from the Ladies
' Soldier's Aid Society of Portsmouth
, of a quantity of clothing, blankets, &c.; and from the Amateurs of the 9th regiment volunteers, of the proceeds of a concert, a mounting to $200 50. These donations will be judiciously appropriated for the benefit of the Portsmouth
volunteers and their families.
There are no warlike demonstrations in the Roads
The frigates and gunboats are riding quietly at anchor, and no sound of cannon is heard to-day from the shores below.
, that great base of Yankee operations on the coast to blockade ports, burn property, and steal negroes — that great key to all the exploits of the Lincoln
navy, stands there, silent, sullen, and frowning, the Federal
flag waving in the breeze, and the waves gracefully playing along the splendid seacoast for miles below the Point
on which the grand old Fortress stands.
There is no place on the Atlantic coast
where the exciting play of wind and water may be seen to greater advantage than at Old Point
The long, frantic procession of billows dashes into the Chesapeake
with indescribable fury.
‘"During the last summer,"’ says a visitor to the place, ‘" I happened to witness the full energy of a Northeaster.
The scuds of rain, the flakes of foam upon the beach, the sudden darkness that occasionally came athwart the sky, the Titanic violence of the waves, combined to form a scene at once of beauty and terror."’