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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
ates had had more than three weeks to prepare for the defence of the island of Roanoke, which was the evident aim of the expedition. The Croatan channel, west of tharing to lose the rest, disappeared during the night, leaving the defenders of Roanoke to their own resources. The latter had been entirely absorbed by the bombardm force surrendered without the slightest attempt at resistance. The island of Roanoke, the key of the inland sea, with all its works, together with about twenty canthe two steam frigates Roanoke and Minnesota, sisters of the Merrimac. But the Roanoke, which carried Captain Marston's pennant, was deprived, by the breaking of hercommander of the latter vessel had gone to attend a court-martial on board the Roanoke. The other three frigates were anchored several miles from there, in sight of ide, the news of the appearance of the Virginia was quickly spread. While the Roanoke, the St. Lawrence, and the Minnesota were proceeding towards Newport News, and