al Burnside in North Carolina, in the rear of Norfolk, and the transfer of General McClellan's armyfederate authorities to determine to evacuate Norfolk and vicinity to prevent the capture of the 15t early on the morning of the 8th, and tow to Norfolk a barge containing the most valuable gun at terate tugboat arrived at Fortress Monroe from Norfolk, having deserted.
She reported that the Confederates were prepaing to evacuate Norfolk, etc.
The torch applied.
Then follows a descriptiPoint immediately on sighting her coming from Norfolk.
The Virginia having driven the Federal flnder the guns of Fortress Monroe and towed to Norfolk.
3. That on the 8th of May, 1862, when theoint, just two days before the evacuation of Norfolk, the entire squadron retired to Old Point as lieutenants whom you consulted, to return to Norfolk.
I still think, as I then thought, that it wl warfare, may be of interest to add:
Norfolk, Va., January 25.—As the result of her mud hook
of six vessels against Sewell's Point and the appearance of the Virginia in Hampton Roads, when they retired to Old Point.
As the Virginia alone came within the rwhich had lasted but two months. Never at any time, until the last visit to Hampton Roads, may 8th, was she capable of doing what was first expected of her—that of psurroundings were such that she had no base of supplies and was confined to Hampton Roads.
Description of the ship.
A few years after the close of the war effoppropriation of $200,000. The whole subject of the Virginia's operations in Hampton Roads was carefuly investigated by the Committee on Naval Affairs of the House, a 1862, under the command of Flag Officer Franklin Buchanan, she started for Hampton Roads on her trial trip, and before night she had revolutionized naval warfare ana., January 25.—As the result of her mud hook getting afoul of something in Hampton Roads yesterday a fishing schooner was the innocent cause of the discovery of the