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The Daily Dispatch: January 9, 1865., [Electronic resource], A Graphic story of the bombardment of Fort Fisher, from an inside witness. (search)
on could be heard in the distance up the beach, and it was supposed that the enemy were landing their forces, which turned out to be true. About 10 o'clock, by looking through a glass, could be seen a column of the enemy stretched out across the land front near Anderson.--The long roll was beat and the men lined the palisades and manned the guns.--From some cause, however, the enemy made no advance, and nothing happened about the fort during the day. The men were all in fine spirits; and Colonel Tait, with his fine battalion, had arrived to take part in the fray. The firing up the beach continued all day, and also during the night. The men were hard at work to-day in repairing the damages to the fort. Tuesday, 27th.--The morning opened brightly. The glorious sun came forth from great old ocean in all its splendor. The rippling waves, crowned with their white caps, rushing on each other as in a playful gambol, sparkled in its light. All nature seemed lovely. And lo! there o