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he forts on shore, and enemy would find it "a hard road to travel."--As for the attack by sea, all is ready, the guns are trained, the powder dry, the men in good spirits, "and," remarked an old "we are just waiting to send a few of them to the D--." [Davy's locker, probably.] I am confident nothing can be done from the scar alone and that while the fleet engages the fort, it will be merely to cover up the operations of a force previously landed at Wrightsville or Masonboro' sound. In General Whiting I have every confidence, and so have the people here. All he wants is men, and those ought to be sent at once.--hurried on with the greatest possible speed, for without them the town certainly falls. Already I hear troops are on the road. God grant they may arrive in time. In my opinion, the loss of Wilmington would be the greatest loss the Confederacy has sustained since the fall of New Orleans. I do not care to give my reasons, although I could do so, I think, in a manner sat