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The Daily Dispatch: April 5, 1862., [Electronic resource], Things about
Things about Suffolk. --Things about Suffolk have been more quiet for a week or two past and many ladies, who left town, when a fight was expected, are returning to their homes. There is no doubt but it was laid out in the programme of the Burnside expedition to attack Suffolk after the fall of Roanoke Island, and by getting possession of Suffolk and the two railroads at this place, Norfolk might be attacked in the rear, and probably forced to surrender. The plan was to approach Suffolk from the direction of Edenton, Winton or some point on the Chowan, by a land force, while the gunboats at Old Point would attempt to ascend the Nansemond river, at the same time. But while Burnside was maturing his grand scheme, the iron-clad Virginia paid a visit to Hampton Roads, and demolished everything in her way. This made the proposed attempt to ascend the Nansemond with gunboats wholly impracticable, and changed the whole programme of Burnside. He immediately concentrated his fleet at
The Daily Dispatch: April 9, 1862., [Electronic resource], By
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The Daily Dispatch: April 17, 1862., [Electronic resource], Home-made salt and Soda. (search)
Congress, yesterday. There was no business of importance in the public session of the House of Represents yesterday. Mr. Garther, from the special committee to whom was referred the investigation of the at Roanoke Island, submitted a long hyreport, which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed. A resolution was passed authorizing the payment of the clerk of the committee and witnesses for their attendance. Mr. Conrad, chairman of the Naval Committee, announced that be had some bills which he desired the House to consider in secret session, and the floors were cleared and the doors classed.
The Daily Dispatch: April 21, 1862., [Electronic resource], Still later. (search)
The Roanoke Island Affair. --The Congressional Committee appointed to investigate the causes of our disaster on Roanoke Island in February last, has made its report. The following is the conclusion, from which it will be seen that the whole bl
his superior Officer the Governor of North Carolina, and other persons, that he was fully alive to the importance of Roanoke Island, and has devoted his whole time, and energies, and means, to the defences of that position; and that he is in no way 5,000 men, a large supply of armament and ammunition, and could have thrown in a few hours a large reinforcement upon Roanoke Island, and that himself and the Secretary of war had timely notice of the entire inadequacy of the defences, the want of me o report that, whatever of blame and responsibility is justly attributable to any one for the defeat of our troops at Roanoke Island, on the 8th of February, 1862, should attach to Major-General B. Huger and the late Secretary of War, J. P. Benjamin.
The Daily Dispatch: April 28, 1862., [Electronic resource], Awful catastrophe in
Heavy Haul. --A man named E. C Jones, late a Lieutenant in a company from New Orleans, attached to the Wise Legion, who was taken prisoner at Roanoke Island, but paroled, was arrested by policemen Perrin and Seal on Saturday and lodged in the cage, on the charge of stealing $10,000 in confederate Treasury notes at the Richmond House, from Peter Deane, a Quartermaster in the C. S. Army.--Jones will be remembered as the ringleader of a parcel of desperadoes, who, on several occasions last summer, manifested their presence in this city by various acts of rowdyism at the house of a cyprian on Cary street, which were afterwards investigated before the Mayor. We could not learn the manner in which the money was appropriated. If it is proved that he did steal it, an example should be made of him. Up to this time we have heard of no examples being made by punishing a single one of the many patriots who have helped themselves out of the public crib. The poor soldier fares badly if he w