HDQRS. MAJ. GEN. COMDG. FORCES NORFOLK HARBOR,
Norfolk, Va., May 1, 1861.
Flag-Officer FRENCH FORREST,
Commanding Navy-Yard, Gosport:
COMMODORE: Your communication of this date shall receive due and immediate attention. It is in contemplation to erect a battery at Pig Point and to establish a line of vedettes there. A sufficient force, and if necessary the whole force under my command, will be in readiness to repel an attack on the yard. The necessary order or this object will be issued in due time.
With much respect, your obedient servant,
Major-General, Commanding Forces Norfolk harbor.
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.