---The USS Keokuk, having been badly damaged in the previous day’s battle, sinks offshore near Charleston.
---Near New Carthage, Louisiana, just south of Miliken’s Bend on the Mississippi, there is heavy skirmishing between the Federal troops of John McClernand’s corps and Rebel troops there, near James’ Plantation.
---Gen. John G. Foster and his troops are still under siege in Washington, North Carolina, by Confederate troops under Gen. D.H. Hill.
—Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, having already ejected Thomas Knox, a reporter for the New York Herald, from his camp in past weeks, now writes a letter to Knox after President Lincoln has allowed Knox to return to the front and Sherman’s corps, if Sherman will permit it. Here is the general’s answer:
—Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles has dark forebodings as he awaits news of the attack on Charleston Harbor:
---George Templeton Strong writes in his journal about political events in New York City and about the progress of the war. Not yet having heard the bad news from Charleston, he speculates also on the naval attack there:
We are looking for weighty news from Charleston. We must be repulsed there, I think (barring miracles0, but many sensible people believe that the mass-meeting called for the 11th in Union Square to commemorate that anniversary will have news of the recapture of Sumter to rejoice over. I trust their judgment may be better than mine, and thank Heaven that I have no rudiment of a prophetic gift.