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Burnside reinforced — the attack on Elizabeth city--Commodore Lynoh arrived at Norfolk, &c.

Norfolk, Feb. 12.
--Five vessols left Old Point this morning, loaded with troops, and evidently bound South to reinforce Burnside in his operations against North Carolina.

Elizabeth City was attacked on Monday forenoon by eleven Federal gunboats. Flag-Officer Lynch defended the city to the last. Three of the steamers under his command reached the Dismal Swamp Canal, and are safe. One of our steamers was burnt by order; of Com. Lynch, and two were captured by the Federals. During the engagement one of the enemy's gunboats was burnt.

Com. Lynch, his officers and men, have reached Norfolk, and are safe.

[Second Dispatch.]

Norfolk, Feb. 12.
--(Received at 10½ o'clock P. M.)--There is nothing of importance to communicate further than you have received. The steamers Carolina and Raleigh arrived this afternoon with the sick from Roanoke Island, and among those on board is Midshipman Camm, who lost an arm during the fight.

Several steamers and transports left Hampton Roads yesterday and to-day with troops and munitions, and it is believed they are destined for the Burnside fleet.

There was no flag of truce to Fortress Monroe to-day.

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