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1 General Hawkins again makes an error when he says: ‘Lieutenant-Colonel Clark. . . came upon a light battery of sixteen pieces.’ Colonel Clark in his report says five pieces. There were, however, only four; the two others of Brem's 6-gun battery were on the right, as already mentioned.
2 Official Reports.
3 ‘I have organized in conjunction with Commodore Rowan against that place (Elizabeth City), and if we succeed in capturing or driving the enemy back, we shall move up to South Mills and blow up the lock of the canal, and then proceed up to the head of Currituck canal and blow in its banks, thus rendering it impossible for the gunboats, which are said to be building at Norfolk, to come into these waters.’—Official Records, page 271, Series I, Vol. IX.
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