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gh Dr: Kellum learned from the people of the island that they had actually ridden through it on horse back,) it is the opinion of all experienced officers that the island could not possibly have been successfully defended--first, unless General Wise had come there a month earlier, with ample means to alter the defences, abundant ammunition, and double the force at his disposal. General Wise, at the time of the attack, was fortunately at Nag's Head, disabled that day by illness. Lieut. Col. Richardson was at Nag's Head, which he burned after the stores had been shipped, and the enemy shelled it after his retreat had been safely effected. Col. Henningsen was then at Elizabeth City, with three companies of artillery, waiting for transportation, and having started from Norfolk with horses all untrained to fire, and many-unbroken — to — harness, but which were trained and broken to both on the road and during three days sojourn at that place. If this artillery had been on the island