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e twenty vessels, some of them shoddy vessels, foisted on the Government by speculators and peculators, have perished or been disabled, the fleet has effected a successful landing, and the Union flag waves over Beaufort, and the whole island of Port Royal, sugers well for the naval campaign so suspiciously begun. The rumor that the disembarked forces were marching on Charleston, or that they have as yet moved beyond the limits of Port Royal, is highly improbable. It was no part of the progPort Royal, is highly improbable. It was no part of the programme, and it would be folly to make an advance either upon Charleston or Savannah with so small a force, though it is not impossible that a feint was made on Charleston by a portion of the fleet, in order to divert attention from the real object of attack, and to divide the fire and distract the forces of the enemy. The troops landed at Beaufort will fortify their position, and, having obtained reinforcements, will make it a starting point against the heart of the rebellion at another day.
The Daily Dispatch: November 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], The great naval expedition — from Fortress Monroe and Hatteras Inlet. (search)
lding arrived here from Hatteras Inlet this morning, with the Twentieth Indian Regiment. Information, said to be from a deserter, who reached the Inlet by a small boat, had been received on the main land of the taking of two rebel for's at Port Royal and the landing of a large Union force. Beaufort had also been taken by our troops. No particulars have arrived, but the main fact corresponds with the news received a few hours since from Norfolk by a flag of truce. Great excitement presoon as he reached shore, he proceeded to the quarters of the Twentieth Indiana regiment, and stated that the people of North Carolina had received tidings of the great naval expedition; that it had success in effecting landings at the ports of Port Royal and Beaufort. At the first named place they had experienced no difficulty in landing, as there was but a small settlement on the coast; but at Beaufort a considerable fight took place, which lasted for nearly two days. The man stated tha
The Daily Dispatch: November 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], The great naval expedition — from Fortress Monroe and Hatteras Inlet. (search)
Capture of Yankees, corn, &c. Centreville, Va., Nov. 17. --Major Martin, of the Natchez Cavalry, has captured the Captain, a Lieutenant, and 30 privates of the 38th New York regiment, within two miles of Upton's Hill. There were four of the enemy killed and several wounded. Maj. Martin sustained no loss. Five four- horse wagons, loaded with corn, were captured. Late Northern papers received here state that the Northern people appear crazy with excitement at the Yankee success at Port Royal, and it is probable that the next demonstration will be a fleet attack on the Evansport batteries.
eet, which were disabled, ashore, or missing, from the effects of the gale: The Belvidere, Florida, Commodore Perry, Ethan Allen, D. M. Petit, Union, Ocean, Express, and two gun-boats, the names not reported. The news of the bombardment at Port Royal was first received in Washington on the 10th inst., and created the utmost enthusiasm. The Federal Government has given permission to certain parties in Rhode Island to send merchant vessels after the naval expedition, loaded with suppliesavily. The Federals report Col. John V. Wright, of Tennessee, killed, and admit the loss on their side to be from 600 to 700 in killed, wounded and missing. There has been great rejoicing throughout the North over the Federal successes at Port Royal. A steamer was momentarily expected at Annapolis, which would bring the details "Ion, " the well-known Washington correspondent of the Baltimore Sun, says that it is understood that the Federal advance will be expedited by the success of the f
Arrival of the steamer Nashville at Bermuda — the Federal fleet still off Port Royal. Augusta, Nov. 16. --The Savannah Republican, of yesterday morning, publishes a letter from Bermuda, which states that the Confederate steamer Nashville arrived there on the 31st of October, and was supplied with all necessary stores, and was well treated by the people. It is reported that the fleet has not yet left Port Royal, and the Republican states that Savannah has not been placed under marf the steamer Nashville at Bermuda — the Federal fleet still off Port Royal. Augusta, Nov. 16. --The Savannah Republican, of yesterday morning, publishes a letter from Bermuda, which states that the Confederate steamer Nashville arrived there on the 31st of October, and was supplied with all necessary stores, and was well treated by the people. It is reported that the fleet has not yet left Port Royal, and the Republican states that Savannah has not been placed under martial la