Another hard frost. Ephe came on the morning train on his way to Camp Diamond. We gave him a barrel of apples.
The papers for several days have been filled with the details of the taking of Forts Walker and Beauregard at Port Royal, Nov. 7". The attack was begun by the rebels. Sixteen armed vessels under Commandore Dupont were engaged in the fight which continued five hours when the rebels fled and our forces took possession. It was on the part of the Federals strictly a naval fight. The military taking no part.
The success of the navy at Port Royal had a variety of consequences. For more details, read this article which appeared in the magazine America's Civil War.