has the following particulars of the battle at Plymouth
, obtained from an official dispatch to Gen. French
On Wednesday last, just before day, five companies of the 17th North Carolina troops and a squadron of Evans
's cavalry, under command of Lieut. Col. Evans
dashed into Plymouth, N. C.
, and drove the Abolitionists pell-mell from the place.
We killed and wounded many, took twenty-five prisoners and seventy five negroes.
Our troops being fired at from the houses, Col Lamb
's battery to batter them down.
About two-thirds of the town were burnt.
's section drove an Abolition gunboat down the river, seriously disabling her. The negroes and prisoners were all brought away.
Our loss was six wounded' including Capt Galloway