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ed about the centre of the city. The general health of this company is excellent, and, indeed, the condition of all the different companies in and about the city, in regard to health, is as good as could be expected in almost any part of the world. The number of deaths among the troops stationed here has been very small, comparatively, and much less, I believe, in proportion to the number of men in camp than has been reported in other parts of the State. The reported death of Lieut. Wm. Sharp, of this city, at the battle of Hatteras, is not confirmed. He is doubtless among the prisoners. The public schools of Portsmouth were reopened on Monday, and quite a large number of pupils were entered. A "character concert" will come off tomorrow night, in the Opera House of this city. It will be given by the "Amateur Minstrels," of the 31 Regiment Alabama Volunteers, for the benefit of the Ladies' Soldiers' Aid Society. It appears that some of the regiment, who possess s
eras. The guns were all badly mounted, and incapable of being worked to advantage. He must have had one company from Elizabeth City, one from Currituck, one or two from Martin, and, perhaps, one from Camden. Col. Martin dispatched a messenger to Beacon Island for four other companies of his command, which arrived there on Wednesday evening. viz: The Washington Grays, Capt. T. Sparrow; Tar River Boys, from Pitt, formerly commanded by Lieut. Col. Johnson; the Hertford Light Infantry, Capt. Sharp, and another whose name we have not. With this small force and an inefficient battery, he determined to give the enemy battle. About the time the action commences, Com. Barron. Col. Bradford, and Major Andrews, reached there from Newbern. We learn that Col. Bradford remarked, before leaving Newbern, that he knew the fort was indefensible before a strong force, but he intended to defend it or die in the attempt. The attack of the fleet commenced at nine o'clock on Wednesday, and was
ina Volunteers. Major W. S. G. Andrews, (of Artillery,) North Carolina Volunteers. Adjutant J. M. W. Poole, Seventh Regiment North Carolina Volunteers. Capt. L. J. Johnson, Company H, Seventh Regiment North Carolina Volunteers. Lieut. Wm. Sharp, C. S. N. Lieut. Thomas H. Allen, Engineer and Ordnance. Surgeon W. M. Brown. Assistant Surgeon Wm. E. Poole; also Col. Bradford. Lieut Lasselle, Company L, Seventh Regiment North Carolina Volunteers. J. G. Carraway, Ordnarong advocate of the nullification doctrine. He is possessed of superior natural ability, firm and determined in his opinions; but in private life has undeviatingly maintained the character of an amiable and accomplished gentleman. Lieutenant William Sharp, late United States Navy, was appointed from Virginia, and is a native of that State. He entered the service in September, 1841, and at the time of his resignation he had been 19 years in the service. Col. Andrew Jackson, one of th