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The Daily Dispatch: April 22, 1864., [Electronic resource], Capture of Plymouth, N. C.--Twenty-five hundred prisoners and thirty pieces of artillery taken. (search)
d be as much terrified by her appearance among them as would be a school of fat, delicate panfish on discovering a shark in their midst busily engaged in gulping them down. Newbern, on the Neuse river, near the point of its entrance into Pamlico Sound, is by land nearly due south of Plymouth, and about sixty miles distant from it. The waster communication between the two places, through the two sounds, is quite circuitous, and must be near one hundred and fifty miles long. Washington, on Tar river, another stream that loses itself in Pamlico, is directly on the land route from Plymouth to Newbern, and half way between them. --There the Yankees are posted, it is supposed, with some show of strength. With Plymouth taken, and a gunboat on her errand in the sound, Washington would become very unhealthy for them. But we will not anticipate. If the events to follow the capture of Plymouth are indeed to be important, the fact will soon be known. But whether they are or are not