The Confederate Perspective: “Port Royal…has been taken by the enemy’s fleet”


“Port Royal, on the coast of South Carolina, has been taken by the enemy’s fleet. We had no casemated batteries. Here the Yankees will intrench themselves, and cannot be dislodged. They will take negroes and cotton, and menace both Savannah and Charleston.”

From the 9 November 1861 entry of John Beauchamp Jones Diary—

Source: Jones, John Beauchamp. Diary of John Beauchamp Jones, in A Rebel War Clerk’s Diary at the Confederate States Capital, Vol. 1 (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1866).

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