HEADQUARTERS FORCES NORFOLK HARBOR,
Norfolk, Va., June 7, 1861.
SIR: I have received information that on the 5th instant the Harriet Lane was hit twice by the battery at Pig Point. One shot struck the waterways, passed through a tub of musket balls, damaged the foremast, and went out through the top of the rail. Six men were wounded by the scattering of the musket balls.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Major-General R.E. LEE,
Commanding Forces of Virginia, Richmond, Va.
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Series I, Vol. 5. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1897.