HEADQUARTERS, BROOKE’S STATION, VA., June 28, 1861
GENERAL: Herewith you will please find the report of Colonel Ruggles of an affair at Mathias Point. There are now there fifteen companies of volunteers, and I have ordered a section of Walker’s battery to re-enforce them. This force I think sufficient to prevent a landing for the purpose of holding the point. If it be your design to erect a battery there to command the river, I think instructions to that effect should be given immediately, and another regiment ordered to report to me for its defense after construction.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
T. H. HOLMES,
General R. E. LEE, Commanding.
- June 27th Report of Colonel Daniel Ruggles, C.S. Army
- June 28th Report of Maj. Robert Murphy Mayo, C.S. Forces
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Series I, Vol. II. With additions and corrections. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1902.