From the Richmond Examiner, 7/17/1863

VISITORS TO DREWRY’S BLUFF. – We understand that no more passports will be issued to parties of pleasure seekers to visit the Bluff, for the present. The commandant, Captain Lee, has been compelled to protest against these excursions, from the fact that among a great many respectable people who visited the Bluff, a few were found disreputable enough to introduce lewd women and whiskey, to the danger of demoralization among the soldiers. – Again, it is adjudged no time, when an attack from the enemy may occur any day, for all sorts of people to be poking about the batteries, noting their strength, counting the guns, &c.

Visits are now confined until further order, to persons having business there.

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