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t now offers; and we are afforded time by the elements to repair the reverses on our outposts, and prepare for the great battles in prospect. The fall of Roanoke Island has already produced one compensation. it procured the passage through the Virginia Legislature of a fill for retaining the army of Virginia in the field, a enemy was thundering at the gates of the Commonwealth, they sat two months in cold debate over the details of military organization. The clap of thunder from Roanoke Island at length startled them to their feet, and frightened them into their duty; and the army of Virginia may be considered as saved by the melancholy occurrence o the field and cannot be materially changed without a breach of the public faith. The enactment of this law is the first good fruit of the sad reverse at Roanoke Island; we trust that other good fruit will follow. We doubt not that they will. All that the South needs at present is to be thoroughly roused to the occasion. I
Sad result. --The wife of an estimable citizen of this town fell dead on Monday on reading the news of the capture of General Wise's force at Roanoke Island. One of her sons was an officer under Gen. Wise, and the fears engendered for his safety were too much to bear.
The fight at Roanoke Islandconflicting reports.death of Capt. C. Jennings of Gen. Wise.&c., &c., &c. [Special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, Feb, 11. Accounts from North Carolina are conflicting. It seems entirely ce to starve us out. A few days may be sufficient to show their designs. I think they will be compelled to remain upon Roanoke Island, or close down to the water's edge, for the war feeling is aroused here, and many a noble son of old Virginia and theand or lend any assistance whatever to our forces. All the details as published with reference to the capture of Roanoke Island are confirmed by this courier. He represents our loss at about three hundred killed and wounded, and states that of rhaps, would never have been able to have landed their forces Col. Henningsen had orders, we understand, to report at Roanoke Island, but by some misunderstanding by miss K. Elizabeth City for his destination. It is to be deeply regretted that this
The disaster at Roanoke Island. From passengers who arrived last evening by the Southern train, we gather some statements of the battle at Roanoke Island; but in some instances they seem to have been founded upon rumor, and are therefore not fully entitled to credit. In one respect, however, all accounts agree; that our small force fought with a heroic desperation which but for the lack of field batteries, would doubtless have eventuated in victory instead of defeat. It is stated that the Richmond Whigs were defending, unaided, an exposed point, when they were attacked by a regiment of Zouaves; but refusing to yield to superior numbers, they maintained their ground until all but seven were either killed or wounded Capt. O. Jennings Wise, determined not to surrender, is reported to have broken his sword and flung the hill in the faces of the foe, bidding them defiance, when he was shot down; and it is added that while he was being conveyed away from the field, in a blanket, he w
Defence of the cities and towns of the State --The Governor's Recommendations. The following communication from the Governor was sent to the General Assembly yesterday. Executive Department, Feb. 11th, 1862. Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Delegates: A crisis is upon us. The results of recent reverses to our arms at Mill Spring, Fort Henry, and Roanoke Island, appeal in the strongest terms to our patriotism, and demand an exhibition of all our energies, an uncompromising spirit, and stern and determined resolution. The exigencies of the times are not duly appreciated by many of our people; the dangers which environ us are too lightly estimated We must see and feel their imminence before we can be aroused to that action which is necessary to save us from alarming ills, and to avert evils which threaten our existence, our peace, and our organization as a Government. The results referred to should be sufficient to arouse the people of the Confederacy
Latest from Roanoke Island.Commodore Lynch a prisoner.Henningsen at Edenton. Norfolk, Feb. 11. --Three steamers left Hampton Roads to-day, seaward bound, and seventeen schooners are getting ready to sail. Their probable destination is Albemarle Sound. The city continues to be furnished with an abundant supply of reports from Roanoke Island. As the reports of casualties and particulars of the battle are almost exclusively in the possession of the enemy. It is impossible to furnish anything reliable, and we must wait for reports from Northern sources. I send you a few additional rumors. It is reported that Commodore Lynch is a prisoner. The Federal landed at two points on Roanoke Island, and at one of the points they waded up to their waists to effect a landing. Gen. Wise is expected to reach Norfolk this evening. Gen. Henningsen is at Edenton. All of the little fleet under Com. Lynch has been captured by the Yankees. [second Dispatch.] Norfolk, Feb.
ve pocketed $50,000 of the public funds within the past nine months. The position and official authority of Gen. McClellan have in no way been modified since the advent of Secretary Stanton. The etiquette question at the Francis Court is viewed in Washington as unworthy of serious consideration, and of no political significance. Lincoln is laboring hard to facilitate preparations for an instant attack at all points, at any moment. The Herald says the objects in taking Roanoke Island are to seize other points on the railways running to Richmond, and to cut off supplies, to stop the inland coast navigation in the Carolinas, and also to threaten. and, if deemed advisable, flank the rebel army at Norfolk, and capture Suffolk, and thereby cut Norfolk off from all connection by water or railway with other parts of the country. Dispatches from Rolla, Mo., to the 8th inst, state that preparations for a decisive blow against the Confederates are nearly completed.