Thanks to Evelyn Ryland and Judy Richwine for this.
We publish above a view of Urbanna, on the Rappahannock, lately visited by a reconnoitring party from Fortress Monroe.
Urbanna is a small village near the mouth of the Rappahannock River, in Middlesex County, Virginia. It was formerly a place of some note, but now has dwindled into almost insignicance. The bricks composing some of the houses were brought from England more than a hundred and fifty years ago. It boasts one store, a church, and a school-house; the two last have been converted into lodgings for the soldiers now quartered there. Some time ago the Harriet Lane came up and threw a few shell into the woods on the banks of the river; since then the inhabitants, with the exception of a few men, have all deserted their homes and gone far back into the country. The rebels have erected strong batteries both above and below the village.