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are unreported. A late arrival this morning says that Elizabeth City had been shelled and burned by the Yankees, and that the enemy was pushing on through to Edenton. [Second Dispatch.] Norfolk, Feb. 10. --A rumor has prevailed that Commodore Lynch's fleet of gun-boats had been captured. It is not regarded true, but it is believed that all were turned by the Confederates to prevent their capture, with the exception of one, which was endeavoring to make its escape. The fleet went to Elizabeth City from Roanoke Island, and was probably burnt at the former point. [Third Dispatch.] Norfolk, Feb. 10. --(Received in Richmond at Midnight.)--A courier arrived here this afternoon at four o'clock, and brought the intelligence that Elizabeth City was burned this morning by the inhabitants. During the conflagration the Federals landed a large force. All of our gunboats, excepting one, were captured by the enemy. General Wise has not yet arrived at Norfolk.
e would have been compelled to acknowledge his prowess. Captain Taylor, of this city, in represented as distinguishing himself for his coolness and bravery. He fought the enemy like a tiger, and not an inch of ground was yielded by him without its being well disputed. In addition to the above there are many rumors which we might give, but as they are nothing more than rumors, we prefer withholding them. Among them there one, however, which is worthy of notice, and that is, that Gen. Wise had been shot while in an ambulance, on his way to this city. There is no truth whatever for this statement, so far as we have been able to learn; and we can only account for it by supposing that the name of the General was confounded with that of his son, who was reported among the killed. To-morrow we hope to be able to gather some additional items, which we will of course give the reader the benefit of. In the meantime, while this disaster is not at all agreeable, let us not allow
towards the railroads of Virginia and North Carolina for the purpose of cutting off our supplies. The death of Capt. O. J. Wise, of the Blues, of your city, and well known for his gallantry and commanding talents, is much lamented here, as it win's) the remnant that were on furlough at the time of the taking of Hatteras. To these were added reinforcements from Gen. Wise's Legion, about the time the battle commenced, making about 2,300 or 2,500. Who was in command, as yet we have no Who was in command, as yet we have no means of knowing. Gen. Wise was sick and not on the Island. Col. Shaw was the senior Colonel of the North Carolina troops. Whether any one else was placed in command by Gen. Wise, we have not learned. Who was in command, as yet we have no means of knowing. Gen. Wise was sick and not on the Island. Col. Shaw was the senior Colonel of the North Carolina troops. Whether any one else was placed in command by Gen. Wise, we have not learned.
gion, arrived in the city last evening, from Currituck Bridge, on the Albamarle and Chesapeake Canal, which place he left on Monday night. We learn from him that Gen. Wise was at the bridge, much improved in health and in good spirits, busily making preparations to prevent an advance of the enemy in that direction. Mr. Tichenor harview with Sergeant Metzler, of the McCulloch Rangers, who escaped from Roanoke Island with two or three companies, after the fight, in a battean. He says that Capt. Wise is certainly killed, and is the only one killed of his company, (the Richmond Blues;) that eight or ten of the men were wounded, but not seriously, and all take be exaggeration. Sergeant Merzler states that when he ran along the beach to make his escape, the dead were laying in heaps. We still entertain hopes that Capt.Wise was not killed. It is stated that a dispatch was received in this city yesterday to the offect that his attending surgeon had been permitted to send a message f
rth Carolina regiments, engaged in the Roanoke fight, says he helped to carry Capt. O. J. Wise off the field to a tent, and saw his wounds dressed. One ball passed through his hip, the other entered his back obliquely, which he saw extracted.--Capt. Wise seemed cheerful, and did not think his wounds mortal. General Wise sent down a flag of truce yesterday to Roanoke Island. He is now near Currituck Court-House. He is something better, and bears his son's misfortune with fortitude, and saGeneral Wise sent down a flag of truce yesterday to Roanoke Island. He is now near Currituck Court-House. He is something better, and bears his son's misfortune with fortitude, and says he has more sons left to sacrifice in defence of the Southern Confederacy and her noble cause; that he himself yet lives "to fight on and fight ever." One of General Henningsen's men called at a house near Elizabeth City, N. C., and asked for a drink of water, when the man of the house called him "a d — d rebel," and fired at him, the shot striking him in the forehead. Henningsen's men opened fire on him, killing him in his house, and then burnt the house and him in it. General H.
me place and hour on Monday evening. Notice being given that the body of Capt. Wise would arrive at the Petersburg Depot by the night train, a resolution was ado Capitol. It was also resolved that the members of the meeting would attend Captain Wise's funeral in a body. Captain William L. Maule and Lieutenant J. A. Scott were appointed a committee to make suitable arrangements for Captain Wise's funeral, on the part of the Masonic fraternity. Colonel Munford offered a preamble and series of resolutions in reference to the death of Captain Wise, which will appear hereafter. Note--The body of Capt. Wise duly arrived at the time indicatedCapt. Wise duly arrived at the time indicated in the above notice. The remains of Captain Coles, of the Albemarle infantry, Killed in the same action, arrived at the same time. The hearses containing the bodie procession-moved slowly to the sound of pl intive music to the State House. Captain Wise's funeral will take place to-morrow (sunday) morning at 11 o'clock. The rema
The Daily Dispatch: February 15, 1862., [Electronic resource], The enemy in North Carolina--his movements and Designs. (search)
ight from Suffolk, Virginia. There and at the Riack Water he saw persons who had been at Roanoke, among others Captain Stigail, commissary or quartermaster of Col. Jordan's regiment. Captain S. left Roanoke about one o'clock on Saturday in a sail boat. He arrived at Elizabeth City that night, and even up to the time of his arrival he heard firing, although the battle was no doubt over long before night. Capt. Stigall says the company that suffered most was that under command of Capt. Wise, of Richmond, Va., which company was stationed as a picket, below the lowest battery, and at the point where the Zouave regiment from New York mace a landing. They sustained a terrible hand-to-hand conflict with this whole regiment and were cut up almost to a man. When Capt. Stigall came away he did go in pursuance of the orders of Col. Shave who told him to save all the public property he could; and he carried away all the papers, orders, and other portable matters. At Suffolk
From General Wise's command — the losses at Roanoke Island. Lt. Col. Claiborn, of the Independent North Carolina Regiment, commanded by Col. Green, which was captured on Roanoke Island, arrived here last night. He left Gen. Wire's camp in Currs) of the enemy appeared of the month of the Albemarle and Currituck canal, and fired a few cannon shots at the camp of Gen. Wise, then at the bridge a mile or so distant. The General deemed it proper to withdraw toward Currituck Court-House, as helag of truce steamer went over to Roanoke Island, and returned to Norfolk on Thursday evening, bringing the bodies of Captains Wise and Coles, and Lieut. selden, accompanied by Dr. Cole, Surgeon of the Wise Legion, released on parole.-- Capt. W. died the morning after the fight. The bodies of Capt. Wise and Capt. Coles reached this city last evening, and were received at the depot with the respect due the memory of heroes who fall in a glorious sense. We have received from Lieut. R.
k. movements of the enemy on the North Carolina coast — gunboats in Albemarle — reported capture of Plymouth--Governor Wise--Affecting scene, &c. [special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, Feb. 14. The information of thenoke Island under a flag of truce. She brought up the bodies of Captain O. J. Wise, Lieut. Wm. Selden and Capt. Coles. Capt. Wise was pierced by three balls, and Lieut. Selden was shot through the head. The Yankees who saw Captain Wise during the fCaptain Wise during the fierce and unequal contest, declare that he displayed a gallantry and valor, never surprised. Alas, that he has fallen in a contest not unequal. But, who has fallen more honorably, more nobly? Young Selden, too, died at his gun, while gallantly figenemy that had gathered in so superior numbers upon our shores. Last night, when the steamer arrived at Currituck, Gen. Wise directed that the coffin containing the remains of his son be opened. Then, I learn from those who were present, a sce
the enemy broke and scattered. At this time the Richmond Blues, Captain Wise, and the McCulloch Rangers, were deployed on the left and right distressed, but said he could not desert his men. I heard that Captains Wise and Coles were killed. Of the 500 men engaged, Capt. Wise's coCapt. Wise's company and the McCulloch Rangers bore the palm for bravery, where all behaved with gallantry, especially the two North Carolina companies, one the side of General Garnett when he fell, and finally as aid to General Wise in Western Virginia, commanded a portion of his cavalry; Major Hould not possibly have been successfully defended--first, unless General Wise had come there a month earlier, with ample means to alter the de abundant ammunition, and double the force at his disposal. General Wise, at the time of the attack, was fortunately at Nag's Head, disab capture, rendering it more costly to the enemy; but that was all Gen. Wise is known to have made the most energetic representations as to th
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