PIG POINT BATTERY, June 5, 1861–-9 a.m.
SIR: We have just had a smart brush with the Harriet Lane and drove her off. I think several shot were put in her hull. The engagement lasted about twenty minutes.
The Harriet Lane commenced the engagement by firing an XI [inch] shell.
Commander, Virginia Navy.
Flag-Officer F. FORREST
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Series I, Vol. 5. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1897.