Elizabeth River, nearly opposite the town of Norfolk, and nine miles above Sewall's Point, where tevery hour of delay.
Troops were thrown into Norfolk in considerable numbers, and batteries were ebeen directed by the Department to proceed to Norfolk with the Pawnee, then lying at Washington, ank in the evening, the Pawnee came in sight of Norfolk.
The Cumberland was lying off the Yard, and eing carried on, not at Hampton Roads, but at Norfolk and Brooklyn, and the victory was to depend nanoke, was now completed and in commission at Norfolk, under her new name of the Virginia.
She wascontinuing the fight, the Merrimac steamed to Norfolk.
Jones gives as his reason for returning thaared—he could do the same again, and go up to Norfolk at his leisure.
If, however, his injuries wewas compelled to lose no time in returning to Norfolk, it would seem that instead of his having defry operations would compel the abandonment of Norfolk, and consultations were held by the military