cts a large portion of the coasts of North Carolina and Virginia, the water is as placid as a lake and easily navigated.
It has been fortified by the rebels, who have established an entrenched camp in the centre, and erected five forts to defend it at important points.
The rebel Garrison on Roanoke Island.
Major-General Hill, commanding.
Brigadier-General Henry A Wise.
Troops — Wise Legion.
Light artillery battery, Capt. Romer
First regiment, Col. E. S. Ewell.
Second regiment, Col. Frank Anderson.
Third regiment, Col. J. L. Davis.
Infantry battalion, Lieutenant-Colone Globs
Infantry battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Patton.
Infantry battalion, Major Duffield,
Infantry battalion, Major Hansborough.
Georgia regiment, Col. McMillan.
North Carolina regiment, Col.--In all about 3,000 troops.
The fortifications are supported by a small naval force, under Com. W. F. Lynch.
the names of the rebel steam gun-boats are the Fanny, captu