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far, escaped. Gen. Wise, I learn, has arrived at South Mills, near the Virginia line, and is slowly progressing towards this city. It is asserted that Capt. O. J. Wise is certainly among the killed, and also that he was dangerously wounded, but was not killed. It is stated that Wm. Selden, a son of Dr. Wm. Selden, of this ness, bravery, the precision, and the death-dealing effect with which his guns were served, sweeping down the swarming ranks of the enemy at every fire. Capt. O. J. Wise's company fought with cigar-like ferocity, and a desperation conquerable only by death. This gallant company suffered severely, but, I hope, not to the extet state of affairs down at the Sound, and a deep seated feeling of resistance to the last is evident, judging from the bane of public sentiment. P. S.--Captain O. J. Wise is, I learn, certainly dead. The Roanoke Island defeat — capture of our fleet — Elizabeth City burned by our own troops.[from the Norfolk day book, Feb,
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 was again shot and killed It is difficult to believe that even savages could be guilty of such an act of barbarity as this; but there is no dept of to which the Yankees will not descend. It is believed, at all events, that Capt. W. is dead.
ts 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. 11.--(Received at 10 o'clock.)--Intelligence has bd' and prisoners, was 1,700. About 400 escaped from the island. Elizabeth City was shelled without notice. Heavy firing was heard last night, and it is supposed the sound came from the locality of Edenton. Federal pickets are reported to be 15 miles North of Elizabeth City. General Wise has arrived from Currituck Bridge. Three hundred and ninety-five prisoners, mostly taken at Hatteras, arrived this afternoon from Fort Warren, via Fortress Monroe and a flag of truce.