ng of what the general purpose of our movement was or the purposes of the Confederate Naval Department in other quarters.
We lay in Quiberon Bay until the evening of the next day, the 24th of January, when a steamer came in sight and hailed us. We found it was the Confederate States steamer Stonewall, built in France for Denmark, rejected by Denmark, and sold in Copenhagen by her builders to the Confederate States Government.
Captain Thomas Jefferson Page and Lieutenant R. R. Carter, of Shirley, Va., boarded this vessel, at Copenhagen and met the City of Richmond in Quiberon Bay on the day named—the 24th of January, 1865.
A heavy gale.
We kept in touch with the Stonewall during this day, transferring stores, supplies, and a portion of our crew, until the next day at noon. We then got under way, and in the Bay of Biscay encountered a heavy gale, when the Stonewall became short of coal, and orders were given to the blockade-runner, City of Richmond, to proceed to the island of Be