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The Daily Dispatch: November 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], The great naval expedition — from Fortress Monroe and Hatteras Inlet. (search)
t be moved from Fort Hatteras to the light-house. It may be a little easier to back out than to go ahead; therefore, since one or the other must be done, back will probably be the policy. Arrival of Contrabands from Smithfield — death of Col. Elder. The New York Herald's Fortress Monroe correspondence, of November 4, says: Twenty-nine contrabands, consisting of twenty-four men, one woman, and four children, have just been brought down from Newport News, whither they had come frofour children, have just been brought down from Newport News, whither they had come from Smithfield. They report numberless rebel soldiers above Newport News, and that they have had plenty to eat; but their stories are not reliable. The death of Lieut. Col. Elder, of the 10th regiment New York volunteers, (Col. John E. Bendix,) has cast a gloom over the members of that organization, inasmuch as that officer had been very energetic and always working for the advancement of his command.