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Chapter 17: Roanoke Island.-Mr. Davis's inauguration. The year 1862 was destined to be a noted one in the annals of the country, and the military campaigns in the Confederate States opened early, to end only with the expiration of the year. Early in the year, Mr. Walker having resigned his portfolio, a general reorganization of the cabinet was arranged, and, on March 17th, the Senate made the following confirmations : Secretary of StateJ. P. Benjamin. TreasuryC. G. Memminger. Secretary of WarJ. P. Benjamin. Secretary of NavyS. R. Mallory. Postmaster-GeneralJ. H. Reagan. Attorney-GeneralThomas H. Watts. The dissolution of his cabinet disquieted the President greatly, and about this time the organized opposition party began to be felt. The enemy also manifested unusual activity. Their first move was the capture of Roanoke Island, on the low coast-line of North Carolina, for it was an important outpost of the Confederates. Its possession by the enemy would gi