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attacked by a whole regiment of Zouaves, and though completely overpowered they stood their ground bravely, nor did they yield a root until all the command save seven fell bleeding to the ground. There is good reason to believe that had Col. Henningsen, with his artillery, been on the island, we should not have been forced to surrender it. The lack of field pieces was very sadly felt, and bad they been at hand, the enemy, perhaps, would never have been able to have landed their forces Col.Col. Henningsen had orders, we understand, to report at Roanoke Island, but by some misunderstanding by miss K. Elizabeth City for his destination. It is to be deeply regretted that this error should have been made, as the Colonel is a brave and efficient officer, and we are satisfied that had he been present the foe would have been compelled to acknowledge his prowess. Captain Taylor, of this city, in represented as distinguishing himself for his coolness and bravery. He fought the enemy li
nd. As the reports of casualties and particulars of the battle are almost exclusively in the possession of the enemy. It is impossible to furnish anything reliable, and we must wait for reports 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 been received tonight of a fight on yesterday between the Confederate deet and the Federal gun-boats. The conflict was short and active. Com. Lynch was dangerously wounded and taken prisoner. Three of our gun-boats were saved, but the loss of life is not reported. Large Confederate forces are at all exp