Item description: Report of a naval engagement in Norfolk, Virginia.
[This report was originally published in the Petersburg (Va.) Express on 19 May 1861 and reprinted here in the Weekly State Journal (Raleigh, N.C.) on 22 May 1861.]
Item citation: “The Fight Commenced,” Weekly State Journal. 22 May 1861. Raleigh, N.C.: John Spelman. C071 S97j. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.