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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 6: the Army of the Potomac.--the Trent affair.--capture of Roanoke Island. (search)
njamin Huger, of South Carolina, whose Headquarters were at Norfolk. Owing to the illness of .General Wise, who was at Nag's head, on a narrow strip of sand lying between Roanoke Sound and the sea, that stretches down from the main far above, Colonetery on Shallowbag Bay, captured about two hundred Confederates, who were seeking a chance to escape from the Island to Nag's head. Among these was Captain O. Jennings Wise, son of the General in command, and editor of one of the bitterest of the red while fighting gallantly. his father, who, as we have observed, was ill, had remained with a part of the Legion at Nag's head. The wounded son had been placed in a boat to be sent to his camp, when it was fired upon, and compelled to return. Hthe killed. The number of his prisoners amounted to about three thousand. Many of the troops on the Island escaped to Nag's head, and thence, accompanied by General Wise and the remainder of his Legion, they fled up the coast toward Norfolk. on