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The Daily Dispatch: February 10, 1862., [Electronic resource], The North Carolina coast and its points of interest and defence. (search)
as Inlet — the Granary of the South. Hatteras Inlet, nearly midway between Fort Macon and Roanoke Island, because of the more difficult navigation of Ocracoke, may be said to be the key to Albemarl the enemy, in the absence of the most complete defence upon Neuse and Pamlico rivers and at Roanoke Island, might give him entire control of the granary of the South. Craven, Beaufort, Hyde, Tyrrelles have made all the necessary arrangements to visit upon the enemy utter annihilation. Roanoke Island most important. Roanoke Island is, beyond doubt, the most important strategic point in thRoanoke Island is, beyond doubt, the most important strategic point in these waters — Whether the enemy designed an attack upon it to make a rear movement upon Norfolk, or to harass and despoil the country, his success in either respect would be severely damaging. This isr to impress upon the President of the Confederacy, the Governor, of the State, and to all whom our defence is confided, the immense importance of strongly for fying Roanoke Island. N. C. Standard
Exciting War News. The destination and purposes of the Burnable first are no longer a mystery. To get possession of Roanoke Island, with a view to command the rich valley country of North Carolina, or to operate against Norfolk, was the cherished object of the Yankee Government in preparing this vast and expensive expedition. The cannonade began on Friday last, from upwards of fifty vessels, and car batteries seem to have been worked with coolness and judgment. It appears that on Saturday some 3,000 of the enemy were "depended" permitted to land, and a brisk engagement was progressing at last accounts at the Southern extremity of the island. We the reader to the telegraphic column we all the particulars received, and mean which recommend to general perusal a description of the country bordering on the coast of North Carolina, which we publish this morning. furnished by a Raleigh contemporary. The telegraph also brings some further particulars of the capture of Fort Hen
Attack on Roanoke Island.the enemy attempt to land.Terrific battle on shore.Loos of the steamer Curlew.illness of General Wise.&c., &c., &c. [special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.] Norfolk, Va., Feb. 8. --A messenger just up from RoRoanoke Island reports that fifty-three Federal vessels opened a tremendous cannonade on the Island yesterday morning, the 7th inst., at 10 o'clock. The firing was continued with great violence till night. Our batteries returned the fire in splendid s the morning and continued for some considerable time. There is no doubt but that the engagement has been renewed at Roanoke Island. [Third Dispatch.] Norfolk, Va., Feb. 9. --A courier arrived here this morning at 10 o'clock, from Roanoke. He left Roanoke Island yesterday at 5 o'clock, P. M. He states that the engagement between our batteries and the enemy's ships re-commenced yesterday afternoon, Five thousand of the enemy's troops were designedly permitted to land under cover of
The very latest.Roanoke Island in the Hands, of the enemy.capture of all our troops except Twentx-five.Capt. O. Jennings Wise mortally wounded.other casualties. [special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.] Norfolk, Va., Feb. 9. --The Wise Legion with few exceptions, and the balance of the 4th Brigade of this department, were captured on Roanoke Island yesterday by an overwhelming force after two days hard fighting. Captains Coles and O. Jennings Wise, are severely wounded, and are reported killed. Major Lawson, of Col. Henningsen's regiment, is wounded and a prisoner. Lieut. Miller, of the Jackson Guard, is shot through the shoulde is slight; that of the enemy is very heavy. J. H. Prance. Norfolk, Feb. 9--P. M.--A steamer arrived to-night with intelligence that the Federal captured Roanoke Island yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. A Federal force of 15,000 landed against less than 3,000. All our troops, except twenty-five, are prisoners. Many
[Associated press Dispatches.] Norfolk, February 8. --The engagement at Roanoke Island commenced on Friday forenoon, and continued until two o'clock in the afternoon, when the courier left. The enemy then ceased the most energetic portion vy firing was heard south of Norfolk up to half-past 1 o'clock to day. It is presumed to have been the cannonading at Roanoke Island. [second Dispatch.] Norfolk, Va., Feb. 9th. --An officer from the Confederate steamer Curlew has just arrived from Roanoke Island, and reports that the Curlew had been sunk by the enemy.--The other Confederate gun-boats had withdrawn to Elizabeth City, for want of ammunition. A large body of Federals, supposed to be 5,000 in number, landed yesterday ons Monroe, and returned this evening. [Third Dispatch.] Norfolk, Va., Feb. 9. --The battle was renewed at Roanoke Island on Saturday at 9 o'clock in the morning. The firing from the ships on all our batteries continued for about half an