It remains for us to record what it had to do on the coast of North Carolina, in order to preserve and extend Burnside's conquests in the inland 606 sea which bears the name of Pamlico Sound, south of Roanoke, and Albemarle Sound, north o the town of Goldsboroa and with all the railway lines of North Carolina.
This was the junction of railway lines that Burnside was charged to break up after the capture of Newberne—an operation which might have had a great bearing upon the whole sce proceeding westward toward South Carolina.
This line crosses the Roanoke at Weldon, and the Neuse at Goldsboroa.
If Burnside had been able to strike the railroad near one of these two points, he would have caused serious trouble to the Confederaleft in special charge of Albemarle Sound, undertook another expedition in the early part of July, at the very time when Burnside was embarking at Newberne.
He penetrated into the Roanoke, easily overcame the obstacles which the Confederates had pla
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