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ondition of the State's embryonic armories allowed.
Defenses were begun at Ocracoke inlet, at Hatteras inlet, and on Roanoke island.
Though these works were dignified by the name of forts, they were pitifully inadequate to the tasks assigned them.
ion and stores left Hatteras for the Indiana camp, but Col. A. R. Wright, of the Third Georgia regiment, stationed on Roanoke island, in conjunction with Commander Lynch, of the mosquito fleet, captured this vessel— the first capture of an armed veseeded him and was put in command of the forces around New Bern, and Gen. Henry A. Wise was assigned to the command of Roanoke island.
Mirth-provoking would have been some of the shifts for offensive and defensive weapons had not the issues at stake A regiment armed with squirrel rifles and fowling-pieces, and carving knives in place of bayonets, was transported to Roanoke island to engage the admirably equipped soldiers of Burnside.
The catalogue of the names of Lynch's fleet in Albemarle soun
that these two armies were sprung from the same stock, spoke the same tongue, rejoiced in the same traditions, gloried in the same history, and differed only in the construction of the Constitution.
In this great battle, so signally victorious for the Confederate arms, North Carolina had fewer troops engaged than it had in any other important battle of the armies in Virginia.
Col. W. W. Kirkland's Eleventh (afterward Twenty-first) regiment, with two companies— Captain Conolly's and Captain Wharton's—attached, and the Fifth, Lieut.-Col. J. P. Jones in command during the sickness of Colonel McRae, were present, but so situated that they took no decided part in the engagement The Sixth regiment was hotly engaged, however, and lost its gallant colonel, Charles F. Fisher.
This regiment had, by a dangerous ride on the Manassas railroad, been hurried forward to take part in the expected engagement.
When it arrived at Manassas Junction, the battle was already raging.