The following was transcribed from W.S. Mabry, A Brief Sketch of the Career of Catesby ap Roger Jones, 1912, by Martha H. Tyson.
Mabry indicates this is from an article by S. D. Greene in Century Magazine, March, 1885.
U.S. STEAMER ROANOKE,
Old Point, March 10, 1862.
DEAR MR. GREEN: Under the extraordinary circumstances of the contest of yesterday, and the responsibilities devolving upon me, and your extreme youth, I have suggested to Captain Marston to send on board the Monitor as temporary commanding officer, Lieutenant Selfridge, until the arrival of Commodore Goldsborough, which will be in a few days.
I appreciate your position and you must appreciate mine, and serve with the same zeal and fidelity. With kindest wishes for you all,
G. V. FOX.