at carried the grave responsibility for loss of that city, and for the far graver disaster of the closing of the whole river and the blockade of the trans-Mississippi.
For had the Louisiana been furnished with two companion ships of equal strength-or even had she been completely finished and not had been compelled to succumb to accidents within, while she braved the terrific fire from without — the Federal fleet might have been crushed like egg-shells; the splendid exertions of Hollins and Kennon in the past would not have been nullified; the blood of McIntosh and Huger would not have been useless sacrifice; and the homes of the smiling city and the pure vicinage of her noble daughters might not have been polluted by the presence of the commandant, who crawled in after the victorious fleet.
Norfolk, however, had comeinto southern possession, by the secession of Virginia; and the vast resources of her navy-yard-only partly crippled by the haste of the Federal retreat-stimulated th
rrived in this city Sunday by flag of truce from the North were the following officers:
Adams and J E Cravens, Ark; J L Hurbridge, 4th Mc cav.
Lieut-Colonels--W A D N Berkley, F G Cemeron, 6th Ark.
Majors — H. K Douglass.
A A G Staff; J S D 14th Ala; N Carrington, 3d Vacav; H C Sa Convenalry.
Captains. L G Doughty, 48th Georgia; Couch, I. B Allen, 49th B A Adam A G P 1st Miss Artillery; R 49th Ala; M J R A Q M 50th N W Carden, 1st Da Ratt's; W B Cox, H Kennon 433 Batt's Va Cavalry; C Dow 55th Va; W , 4th Ala Cavalry; G Caldwell, 9th vise: J M Cunningham, Cavalry; Jonathan Archer, 12th Ark; Wm Barter, enrolling officer; J Y Beall, Act Master, service.
First Lieutenants-- N G Askew, W G Baldwin, 20th N C. C P Berkeley, 8th Va; J Brown, 28th N C; G W Bowers, 1st Tenn; C O Brooks, 11th Miss; John Carson, A D G, Lane's brigade; H Carter, 53d Va; F Cage, Wm H Brown, 3d Va; W H , 11th Miss; A P Gomer, 3d Va; K H Simmons, 21st Miss.