see what he has done.
Now for Goldsborough.
He is very much in favor of reinforcing Burnside and taking Norfolk from the Chowan and Currituck; but if this is not done his ideas are essentially coincident with yours — landing on Back bay or York river or the Poquosin, at the same time with an advance from here, carrying Yorktown, then marching on Richmond, and then taking Norfolk.
He is opposed and pronounces impracticable the operation proposed by Fox on Sewell's Point, and also considere a good idea — a landing in the Severn simultaneously, taking Gloucester in the rear, and from there battering Yorktown.
Yorktown and Gloucester taken, the small gunboats, regular and irregular, will be enough to command the navigation of the York river.
He thinks, and Gen. Wool thinks, that the whole attention of the enemy is concentrated on Norfolk; that they are reinforcing that place and increasing their batteries day and night, and that Magruder is not reinforced.
Wool thinks that some