The Appomattox escaped up toward the mouth of the canal, where the Raleigh had been previously sent to get ammunition.
The Forest was on the ways for repairs, and if not burned fell into the hands of the enemy.
The Appomattox, Beaufort, and Raleigh had the best machinery, and are probably saved.
The others were of little value.
Com. Lynch left Cobb's Point with fifty-two officers and men, who have escaped.--But six of his men were killed and three wounded.
B. Ham and J. W. Ham, privates in Capt. Jones's company, from Warren county, N. C., and connected with Col. Shaw's 8th N. C. regiment, arrived here on Wednesday night, having escaped from the enemy at Roanoke Island.
They represent the fighting as desperate on both sides.
Col. Shaw, they say, acted with great coolness and bravery throughout and when forced to surrender was engaged up to the last moment in spiking the guns.
Colonel John V Jordan who was in command on the island, it is sai