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The Daily Dispatch: February 15, 1862., [Electronic resource], The enemy in North Carolina--his movements and Designs. (search)
The enemy in North Carolina--his movements and Designs. The Wilmington Journal, of Wednesday, contains the following interesting facts in relation to the enemy in North Carolina, and of the Roanoke fight: The Federal gunboats have passed up to Winton, the county seat of Hertford county, on the Chowan river. The Chowan is formed by the confluence of the Meherrin and Nottaway rivers. The main branch of Nottaway is the Black Water, which is crossed by the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad about half way between. Weldon and Portsmouth, though rather nearer to the latter place. The Black Water is navigable up to the railroad, as a steamer has been running regularly in connection with the railroad trains, although necessarily a small one, owing to the narrowness and crookedness of the stream. The movements of the Lincolnite gunboats would seem to indicate a desire to force their way up as far as the Portsmouth road, so as either to obtain possession of it, or at least cut off co
one to some other point. The number of horses landed was over-estimated. The Federals assured the citizens of Edenton that they had not come to rob or harass them; but while the officers were giving those assurances to the people, the soldiers were filling their gunboats with cotton found on the wharf. Elizabeth City is partially deserted by the Federals. The latest information from Winton reports that nothing had been seen there of the Federal gunboats which started up the Chowan river from Edenton. They were, perhaps, only reconnoitering. Dr. Cohoon, a wealthy citizen of Elizabeth City, is now at Suffolk, a refuges. He remained there until the enemy had possession of Elizabeth City, and, although invited back and assured that he would not be harmed, he was not disposed to trust them. The Rev Shadrach Warrell, of Gatesville, had a cargo of corn captured in Albemarle Sound. Mr. Elliott saved 79,000 pounds of Government pork, which was at Hertford. A