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Feb. 10, 1862. Misfortunes never come singly, but, like friends in the hour of prosperity, in troops. The reverses which have been reported in Kentucky have caused general gloom and regret; and to-day the telegraph reports the loss of Roanoke Island, with twenty-five hundred troops surrendered, to add to the foreboding admonitions of the wise and the never-ending requiem song sung by the croakers. The rumors that find circulation in this city, from whatever source they originate, would our people into a false security, and time, which has been well employed by our enemy in effecting a more thorough organization, has not found us improved in many respects, Should all the news be true that has this day reached us, the fall of Roanoke Island and surrender of so many of our best troops, it will prove a rough shake and awakening to our slum bring energies. If all our people gave their utmost attention to the foe at their own doors, I believe we would have fewer mishaps to chronicl
ich fled from Fort Henry has reached Fort Donelson, The trees for two miles around the fort have been cut down by the rebels in readiness for action, and it is thought that, as there are two small forts and three camps outside the main fortifications, the approaching battle will be far more desperate than that at Fort Henry. The Secretary of War has issued a proposal for a contract to establish a regular daily line of swift steamers between Fortress Monroe, Hatteras, Port Royal, and Roanoke Island, He estimates that none but parties who have immediate means of passing on this line; have made property. Commodore Foote has sent to Chicago for 200 men for the gunboats, and says if they are furnished speedily he will attack Columbus, take it, and sweep the Tennessee river. Brigadier-General Stone was arrested in Washington, on Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, by a posse of the Provost Marshal's force, and sent to Fort Lafayette, where he arrived yesterday afternoon. The charg
From General Wise's command — the losses at Roanoke Island. Lt. Col. Claiborn, of the Independent North Carolina Regiment, commanded by Col. Green, which was captured on Roanoke Island, arrived here last night. He left Gen. Wire's camp in Currituck, North Carolina, at o'clock Thursday night. We learn from him the followinRoanoke Island, arrived here last night. He left Gen. Wire's camp in Currituck, North Carolina, at o'clock Thursday night. We learn from him the following facts: On Thursday at 3 o'clock six of the gunboats (side-wheel steamers) of the enemy appeared of the month of the Albemarle and Currituck canal, and fired a few cannon shots at the camp of Gen. Wise, then at the bridge a mile or so distant. The General deemed it proper to withdraw toward Currituck Court-House, as he hadhe boats while observed. General wise had only some 1200 men. Hen ningsen' batteries were not with him. On Tuesday, a flag of truce steamer went over to Roanoke Island, and returned to Norfolk on Thursday evening, bringing the bodies of Captains Wise and Coles, and Lieut. selden, accompanied by Dr. Cole, Surgeon of the Wise
Capt. Roberts Coles. The remains of this gallant officer, who was killed at Roanoke Island, reached this day last evening, and will be conveyed this evening to Albemarle. Born and educated North, although the descendant of a Virginia family, this gentleman raised and ped, partly at his own expense, a splendid company as soon as Virginia was invaded; and, although cut off from his re es by the war, he nobly devoted his pay comfort of his company. The war furnished no instance of greater patriotism than that presented by this noble young , who has sealed his devotion to the of his adoption with his blood.
North Carolinians at Roanoke Island. In compliance with the request of a Raleigh correspondent, we have made inquiries concerning the North Carolina regiments on Roanoke Island. There were three incomplete regiments belonging to that State, at the time of the fight, on the island, but not generally engaged. We are informed that a few of the men made their escape, but the majority were taken prisoners. North Carolinians at Roanoke Island. In compliance with the request of a Raleigh correspondent, we have made inquiries concerning the North Carolina regiments on Roanoke Island. There were three incomplete regiments belonging to that State, at the time of the fight, on the island, but not generally engaged. We are informed that a few of the men made their escape, but the majority were taken prisoners.
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s less active, and middling uplands were quoted at 29a30 cents. Bennett's Herald crows lustily over the Federal victories on the coast of North Carolina and at Fort Henry, in Tennessee, and says that the rebel leaders have no idea of holding Virginia, Kentucky, nor Tennessee. In the Federal Senate a clause has been inserted in the Treasury note bill requiring that the interest on bonds which are to be sureties for the notes shall be paid in coin. The news of the capture of Roanoke Island was sent to Europe in the New York Herald, by the steamer Africa, which sailed on the 12th inst. Nothing of importance appears in the Northern papers in relation to affairs on the Potomac. A dispatch from Cincinnati, dated the 12th inst., says that the Federal army in Central Kentucky is in motion. A dispatch from Cairo, 12th inst., says passengers report that eleven transports with troops had passed Paducah. Leavenworth, Feb. 11.--Great activity is exhibited in prepa
From Norfolk. arrival of the remains of Captains Wise and Coles and Lieutenant Selden--General Wise. Norfolk, Feb. 14. --The bodies of Captain O. Jennings Wise, Lieutenant William Seldon, and Captain Coles, were conveyed to this city this morning from Currituck, from whence the flag-of-truce boat went to Roanoke Island. Captain Wise had three wounds in his body, Lieutenant Seldon had a ball shot through his head. When General Wise saw the body of his son at he was deeply affected.