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Fortress Monroe, August 17, 1862
A great number of steamships, steamboats and schooners are now in this harbor, loaded with disabled soldiers and commissary stores; also camp equipage, tents, &c., from Harrison’s Landing, and apparently awaiting orders.
The Harrison’s Landing mail boats made their regular trips up to yesterday, when they were hauled off.
Nothing has been heard from General McClellan’s army to-day; but last evening they were successfully crossing the Chickahominy, en route to Williamsburg, where his advance had arrived, and last night their baggage train was passing through Yorktown towards Fortress Monroe.
Citation: New York Herald. 20 August 1862. Gift of Steven and Susan Raab. AN .N56792