Damp and cloudy.
There was no serious battle.
The wind was in a quarter which brought the sounds to us, even from the skirmishers, ten miles distant. But our gun-boats shelled the enemy out of their position on Signal Hill, and there was heavy cannonading along the line on the south side of the river.
And, as appears by the papers, there was severe fighting at different points of the line.
We have now some further details of the battle of Tuesday.
Our loss was 1000; the enemy's, it is said, 5000 to 8000.
It is now, 5 P. M., raining gently, thank Heaven!
To-day we had a distribution of meats, etc. brought from North Carolina by our agent.
Custis and I invested $200: we have received 26 pounds bacon and 24 smoked herrings — worth here about $200. Half the money remains in the agent's hands, for which we expect to get 300 pounds of flour — if the enemy will let the railroads alone.
It is believed another raid has crossed the Weldon Road, and i