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The Roanoke fleet. The Norfolk Day Book, of yesterday, contains the subjoined account of the operations of our little fleet in the late disastrous affair at Roanoke Island: An officer of our fleet, who was in such a position as to enable him to see all that was transpiring around him, furnishes us with the following account of the engagement: The advance forces of the enemy, consisting of twenty-two large steamers and one tugboat, began the attack upon the island at half-past 10 oning, and finding very little ammunition there sent an express to Norfolk for it. On Sunday afternoon, having put all the ammunition and fuel which could be obtained on board the Seabird and Appomattox, these two steamers were sent forward to Roanoke Island. On arriving at the mouth of the river they met a boat and learned from it that the island had been surrendered, and shortly afterward discovered five of the enemy's gunboats standing for Pasquotank river. They returned immediately to the b
The Roanoke Island affair. We have obtained some additional facts in regard to the affair at Roanoke Island from persons actually engaged, and from a private letter received yesterday. Lieutenant James H. Pearce, of this city, left the island on Saturday night, after the surrender, in a sloop, and succeeded in "running the blockade" with 100,000 rounds of ball cartridge, which he brought safely to Norfolk, although chased for six hours by a Federal steamer. He stated afterwards that he would have blown up the vessel before the enemy should have had a cartridge. The attack by the Federal fleet is reported by an eye-witness to have been a magnificent spectacle. They fired 1,750 shot and shell on the first day, (Friday,) and only killed one man and wounded another. Charles Thomas, Jerry Desmond, A. R. Johnson, James Smith, and Charles F. De Hart, of the Ben. McCulloch Rangers, arrived in this city last evening, having succeeded in making their escape from the Island
The latest from Roanoke Island. Captain O. Jennings Wise--General Wise--a North Carolina Lincolnite shot--Gen. Henningsen, &c. [special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.] Norfolk, Feb. 13. --A Mr. Wallace, belonging to one of the North Carolina regiments, engaged in the Roanoke fight, says he helped to carry Capt. O. J. Wise off the field to a tent, and saw his wounds dressed. One ball passed through his hip, the other entered his back obliquely, which he saw extracted.--Capt. Wise seemed cheerful, and did not think his wounds mortal. General Wise sent down a flag of truce yesterday to Roanoke Island. He is now near Currituck Court-House. He is something better, and bears his son's misfortune with fortitude, and says he has more sons left to sacrifice in defence of the Southern Confederacy and her noble cause; that he himself yet lives "to fight on and fight ever." One of General Henningsen's men called at a house near Elizabeth City, N. C., and asked
Mr. Stanton, the Federal Secretary of War, calls for proposals for establishing a daily communication between Fortress Monroe and Port Royal, Hatteras, and Roanoke Island. The Washington Star articles, published by authority, says that the aim of General McClellan in his military combinations, is to restore the Union just had been received at the North, except meagre reports from Southern papers. The New York papers say it is quite certain that the Federal troops will take Roanoke Island after two or three days hard fighting, and will capture or destroy all Confederate gunboats; and further, that it was certain that a direful panic would seizeed at from 29 to 30 cents. There is a large falling off in the foreign importations at New York in the articles of luxury. The prisoners captured at Roanoke Island are expected to arrive at Fortress Monroe to-morrow. In the Federal Senate Mr. King, of New York, presented a petition on Tuesday in favor of the immedia