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wonderful experience and a providential escape.
I am on board the Spaulding, with my company, guarding one hundred and forty prisoners, all officers.
There are four colonels, two lieutenant-colonels, six majors, and the balance line officers.
We came on yesterday morning, and our boys (company A) have done guard duty--two hours on and four hours off — by turns, ever since. P. --New-Haven Herald, March 1.
Richmond dispatch account.Richmond, February 26, 1862.
In commencing a slight account of the capture of Roanoke Island with the forces there, I wish to say that, so far as my opinion goes, the place was entirely undefensible, without the aid of a naval force strong enough to cope with the Federal gunboats.
In these days of diving-bells and sub-marine batteries, the ordinary channel obstructions are of little avail unless protected by ships-of-war, for they can be readily removed at night after a days fight is over.
With a clear chann