e to gather Israelis which belonged to him alone; and if it were not intended for Foster to remain, why rob him of the flower of the North Carolina army?
I am informed that he brought with him here the best regiments under his command — regiments like the 14th Connecticut and 9th New Jersey, the herbs of Roanoke and Newbern — whose history is inseparably connected with victory in the Old North State.
Again, some of the regiments are splits up — part being here at Port Royal, part at the House River, whilst the force remaining at the latter place is reduced to numbers which render offensive operations next to impossible.
What has Foster done that he should thus be started on a fool's errand; and why was it attempted to supplant Hunter at the very moment when his military abilities could be made useful?
A late gunboat reconnaissance in the direction of Fort Sumter showed that the rebels had removed their lower lier of guns, and placed them en barbetts, doubtless with the intenti<