COMMANDANT’S OFFICE, NAVAL DEFENSES OF THE POTOMAC,
Aquia Creek, June 6, 1861.
SIR: In my report of the engagements with this battery I am not certain of having stated that on Friday Walker’s battery of four 3-inch rifled guns opened fire from an eminence in our rear; and although their shot fell short they evidently diverted a portion of the fire of the enemy.
On Saturday one of the four guns was placed in battery here and was well and bravely handled under the immediate command of Lieutenant Robertson, a volunteer from Tennessee.
I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,
Captain, Virginia Navy.
Captain S. BARRON,
In Charge of Naval Detail and Equipment, Richmond, Va.
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Series I, Vol. 4. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1896.