March 13, 1862
Came an order last night for one fourth our men hands to work on entrenchments for Col Leventhorpe’s Regt at Hamilton, he having been ordered back there. He will know the road well I think! This victory of the Va will unsettle Burnside’s plans greatly. Wool & himself were to have made a joint attack on Norfolk, he by land, Wool on Seawell’s point. Wool’s part is now impossible, but what Burnside will do none can tell. Perhaps ravage the country! If so, then God help us.
Source: Edmondston, Catherine Ann Devereux, 1823-1875, Journal of a Secesh Lady: The Diary of Catherine Ann Devereux Edmondston 1860-1866. Crabtree, Beth G and Patton, James W., (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1979). http://nc-historical-publications.stores.yahoo.net/478.html