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The Invasion of North Carolina. The Raleigh Standard, of the 4th instant, has the subjoined details of the capture of Forts Clark and Hatteras: Hatteras Inlet is situated on what is called the North Banks, six miles south of Cape Hatteras and about eighteen miles north of Ocracoke Inlet. These banks have been in existence from time immemorial, forming a belt of sand hills from the Virginia line to the Cape Fear river, indented with inlets, and separated from the main land by Currituck, Albemarle, Croatan, Pamlico, Core, Bogue and Topsail Sounds — these sounds varying from one to forty miles wide. Hatteras, which is connected politically with Hyde county, though separated from it by Pamlico Sound, is thirty miles distant from the main land of Hyde, is ninety miles distant by water from Washington, and about the same distance from Newbern. At the time the Federal fleet arrived at Hatteras, Col. Martin, the recently elected Colonel of the 4th Regiment, was in command. Ma
War Matters. the attack of the Confederate Gunboat Harmony on the U. S. Steamer Savannah--General Fremont's proclamation — facts and Incidents, &c. From Baltimore and New York papers, of the 1st to the 4th instant, we make up the following summary of news: The attack of the Confederate Gunboat Harmony on the U. S. Steamer Savannah. The Fortress Monroe correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer furnishes the follow-account of the attack, on Friday last, of the Confederate gunboat Harmony on the United States steamer Savannah, a notice of which, copied from the Portsmouth Transcript, appeared in our paper yesterday morning: To-day, between eleven and twelve o'clock, a small side-wheel steamer came from Norfolk to the mouth of the Nansemond river, and, taking a position, began firing from a large gun-metal gun on board at the Savannah, United States sloop-of-war, (twenty-four guns,) at the mouth of James river, just off Newport News point. She commenced