A letter to the Baltimore American, dated at Port Royal on the 15th instant, says:
“A large quantity of heavy siege guns and mortars and shells and ammunition have been shipped from Hilton Head to Tybee Island within the past few days. We may expect warm work in a short time. On Thursday, March 13th, Commodore Tatnall attempted to pass the batteries on Bird’s Island and Jones’ Island with a large fleet containing supplies of wood and water for Fort Pulaski, but he was driven back. It is only a question of time as to the surrender of Fort Pulaski. It cannot hold out much longer.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 1