semi-circular, with a long curtain of sand extending three hundred yards from the right along the shore. This Fort mounts six embrasure guns, with one empty embrasure, and three guns mounted en barbette. One of the barbette guns is an eighty-pounder rifle. Ammunition in abundance was found in these works undestroyed by the rebels. They spiked the guns, cut the ropes and split the gun-wheels. These works will in all probability henceforth be known by the names of the generals of the coast division. The fine camps in which our brave troops now enjoy such comfortable quarters are of incalculable value to us. They consist of about twenty-four long gabled buildings, with chimneys and out-houses. Each house will accommodate two companies. Directly in rear of each of these houses is an excellent well, by which water for the camp is fully supplied. The rebel forces surrendered into our hands are composed of one battalion of the Second regiment Wise Legion, (Fifty-ninth Virginia volunteers,) under the command of Lieut. Col. Frank Anderson. One company was under the command of Capt. O. Jennings Wise, and another under Capt. Robert Coles. The officer who gave his name as Lieut. Pottier, was subsequently found to be Capt. Pottier of the Wise Legion. This corps mustered on the field about five hundred men, and were landed the night previous to the battle, A detachment of Col. Wharton J. Green's North-Carolina regiment under the command of himself and Lieut.-Col. Poore, landed from Elizabeth City, about ten o'clock on Saturday morning, and at two o'clock they were prisoners in our hands. This corps numbers about five hundred men. Another detachment of the same regiment was about being landed, when intelligence was brought to them of the defeat of their friends, and they put off again. Some of the fugitives from the battle-field succeeded in escaping in the boats of the freshly arrived, who were left to be taken prisoners. The troops in occupation of the post consisted of the Eighth North-Carolina, Col. Shaw, seven hundred and fifty men; a battalion of the Seventeenth North-Carolina, commanded by Major Hill, two hundred men; Thirty-first North-Carolina, Col. Jordan, six hundred strong. The officers of the captured forces of post are subjoined:
Eighth regiment, State troops, North-Carolina infantry.Colonel, Henry M. Shaw. Lieutenant-Colonel, William J. Price. Major, George Williamson. Captains, Jas. W. Hinton, J. M. Whitson, Hy. M. Rae, And. J. Rogers, Jas. M. Williams, Chas. J. Jones, Ed. C. Yellowby, Rufus A. Barrier, Gaston D. Cobb, Pinkney A. Kennerly. First Lieutenants, Wm. H. Bayley, T. J. Jarvis, Chas. H. Barron, Archibald H. Gregory, J. M. Murchison, Wm. M. Walker, A. J. Hines, Jacob File, Julius A. Wright, Archibald H. Gregory. Second Lieutenants, B. F. Simmons, Enoch F. Baxter, T. W. Davis, W. L. S. Townsend, Robt. B. Gilliam, J. C. Cooper, K. M. Murchison, Niell G. Monroe, A. Alston, Leonard Henderson, C. D. Rounstree, W. N. Pabbs, Jonas Cook, H. C. McCallister, S. M. Butler, J. J. Bill, Wm. M. Wilhelm.
Battalion of the Seventeenth North-Carolina Volunteers.Major, G. H. Hill, formerly lieutenant in Sherman's battery. Co. I, Captain, J. B. Fearing. First Lieutenant, Chas. G. Elliott. Second Lieutenant, J. M. Hinton. Co. J, Lieutenant Gilliam in command. This battalion is the remainder of the Seventh North-Carolina regiment captured at Hatteras Inlet.
The caged Southern blood coursing in the imprisoned veins of our captives does not seem to have made very distinguished the much vaunted qualities of the defenders of “our homes and fire-sides.” In fact, they bear a very disparaging comparison with the “mud-sills” to whom they have capitulated. A more miserable class of men it would be difficult to find. Several of these pusillanimous creatures, who happen to be residents of Roanoke, have sneaked out of their uniforms into citizen's dress, in order to avoid being taken prisoners, but they are being detected daily. A pass and safeguard was granted to a man named Dough, whom Col. Shaw said had not taken up arms against the Union, and in one hour information was received that three of his brothers, who had been in the Eighth North-Carolina regiment, were on the island in civil costume. Such are they! To whomsoever is king they are ready to bow. In the medical department of the rebel forces several prisoners were made. Among them are Dr. Walter Coles, Surgeon-in-chief of the post. Dr. Coles was two years resident physician to Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Busby, of Raleigh, N. C.,
Thirty-First regiment (North-Carolina troops) infantry.Colonel, J. V. Jordan. Lieutenant-Colonel, D. G. Fowle. Major, J. J. Yates. Captains, Conway Goodwin, C. W. Knight, E. R. Silas, A. Betts, L. C. Manly, J. Miller, G. Picot, W. D. Jones, Jas. McKay, Joseph Witty. First Lieutenants, W. H. Hartman, S. J. Latham, Wm. Parker, Quentin Utly, H. B. Jordan, J. H. Hughes, J. Pipkin, F. H. Perry, C H. Coffold, F. J. Bowen. Second Lieutenants, R. Steagrell, M. T. Sealy S. W. Morrisett, S H. Hyman, C. B. Lindsay, S. Crouch, T. H. Wray, Anderson Betts, R. L. Bryant, J. W. Holden, S. P. Collins, J. A. Slaughter, S. B. Boole, W. Debnaur, Wm. Pulley, William A. Prince, William Pearson, T. H. Garkins.