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rner in the rear. Com. Lynch on his arrival at Elizabeth City dispatched an officer and obtained ammunition enough or two vessels, and on Sunday went down to Roanoke Island, supposing that they were still fighting. When near the mouth of the Pasquatank river he learned that the island had fallen. Roanoke Island is distant from Roanoke Island is distant from Elizabeth City about 35 miles. After speaking the boats he kept on in hope of saving the men at the flotting battery on the Croatan side. A detachment of the Federal fleet chased them back before distributed his ammunition between his four vessels.--At daylight Monday morning fluding that he had only seven men on which he cones's company, from Warren county, N. C., and connected with Col. Shaw's 8th N. C. regiment, arrived here on Wednesday night, having escaped from the enemy at Roanoke Island. They represent the fighting as desperate on both sides. Col. Shaw, they say, acted with great coolness and bravery throughout and when forced to surren
and that the capture of Richmond would unquestionably be an immense disaster, one that would cripple our own energies and damage our cause almost irreparably in Europe. The people, then, of this city, who are ready to a man to lay down their lives in the public defence, and the whole nation, which has such vast interests concentrated at this point, have a right to demand that every avenue of approach to the capital be efficiently guarded, and not left, like Hatteras, and Pott Royal, and Roanoke Island, to the protection of a few miserable earthworks, without proper bomb-proof defences, or means of arresting a hostile fleet. There are duties of the Government to the people as well as of the people to the Government, and, both must be up to the mark, or defeat, disaster, and ruin are inevitable. The war has thus far shown us where our strength has and where our weakness. The enemy has been able to accomplish no great results on land; but, with the exception of Pensacola, he has not f
is flagship to cease firing, and to withdraw for the time being, which order was at once complied with. In the meantime the soldiers were being landed on Roanoke Island, and as the night advanced, there was a Union force of nearly eleven thousand soldiers landed on the island, the rebels having fallen back behind entrenchmentties were three killed and eight or ten wounded. Meanwhile the land forces continued the debarkation, and by midnight had a force of nearly 11,000 men on Roanoke Island. The enemy were entrenched on the centre of the Island, four or five miles At an early none or Saturday morning Gen. Foster commenced a forward m he rebels had proposed to cut off our passage up Croaton Sound by a chevaux de fries of stakes, extending from the main land entirely across to the head of Roanoke Island; but our gunboats forced their way through, and commenced the impetuous pursuit of the enemy's fleet, which had been drawn up behind this barrier. The of