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5.P.M. We are in the midst of most stirring & important events, but as yet no decisive battle has occurred. The news today from Richmond is that on yesterday "at about 8 AM several of the Federal gun boats, two of them supposed to be the Monitor & Galena (iron clad) opened upon our batteries at Wilton at a distance of 500 yards" "At 1 PM. We have just fired the Galena & the other gun boats have retired down the river"
Gov. Letcher has issued a proclamation that the Gen. Assembly of Va, have resolved that the capital shall be defended to the last extremity, - & calls upon all officers out of service from any cause & all other persons who are willing to unite in defending Richmond to assemble this evening (yesterday) at the City Hall &c &c
In accordance with this proclamation a large assemblage met at the place & time appointed, - a fine spirit prevailed &c &c. At last accounts both the Monitor & Galena were steaming down the river.
We all went in to Church this morning. A full congregation was in attendance & Mr Cornish gave a sermon suitable to the

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1862: Page 67

  • Date

    1862-05-16

  • Subject

    Aiken County (S.C.)--History

    South Carolina--Social conditions

    Ravenel family

    Fungi of Carolina

    Illustrated by Natural Specimens of the Species

    Botanists--South Carolina--History--19th century

    Berkeley County (S.C.)--History--19th century

    Botanists--South Carolina--History--19th century

    South Carolina--Social conditions

    United States--Description and travel

    Aiken County (S.C.)--History

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  • Contributing Institution

    University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library