The Burnside Armada.
This formidable fleet of all sorts of vessels and all sorts of troops has certainly been held very uncomfortably since it departed on its mission of love to the South
The sharp winds of a stormy interval of weather on a very dangerous coast must have occasioned some peril, if not some disasters, for it.--There would be no tears shed in this part of the world if the disasters were the greatest that ever befell such an armed force upon the seas.
We have said that if its destination was Pamlico Sound
, we did not see any great results in store for it; and if the people of the south were to select a point for its attack, that point would be the North Carolina
But it is so far from being certain that point was selected by the enemy, that it may now be rather believed that a more southern field is that chosen for the threatened demonstration.
has been suggested, with much plausibility, as the point for which it took its departure.
The entrance into Pamlico
, in that case, was merely to escape the storm.
is the object of the grand naval preparation, employment will be given to a very able and gallant officer and a well disciplined and brave army under him, that have been a long time waiting anxiously for the appearance of the enemy some way or other.
More deliberate and terrible salvos which quieted the ferocious drown may have some effect on Burnside
is certainly now presented in a questionable shape.
Where and when he will throw his thunderbolts are questions not be answered except by himself.
Should the weather not frustrate him altogether, we suppose he will soon let us know.