NORFOLK, May 19, 1861.
General R.E. Lee:
The Monticello fired upon the battery erecting at Sewell’s Point this evening. Four guns were mounted. The fire was returned. She was no doubt injured, as she soon hauled out of the range of our guns and ceased firing. We are sending additional guns and shot to that point to-night.
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Series I, Vol. LI, Part II. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1897.