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which the enemy fled. The quantity and variety of articles were too extensive to describe. Numerous prisoners were taken along the route, the most of whom were wounded and exhausted having fallen by the wayside. As we advanced on the road towards Nag's Head, several boat loads of rebels were observed retreating across Roanoke Sound towards the mainland. A small sloop and surf boat had just put off from shore, having thirty or forty persons on board among whom were Captains Smith and C. Jennings Wise, the latter mortally wounded. General Reno instantly ordered five companies of the Twenty-first Massachusetts to scour the beach to the right and left, and also commanded the rebel boats, to return or be fired into. They immediately came ashore and surrendered to Major Clark, A contraband gave notice that about this time that several rebels were in a house near by, and a guard having been, detailed, they were captured. The afternoon had not half passed, so the brigade halted