[from the diary of Matthella Page Harrison as transcribed at a later date]
Tuesday, May 20
Glorious news today. Two of their gun boats went within seven miles of Richmond
and were repulsed with severe loss by well poised guns from our fortifications.
One of the boats was the celebrated Monitor. Banks is a a loss to know where
Jackson is and this worries them a great deal. Our victory at Farmington is
highly serviceable to our Western cause.