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The fight at Roanoke Islandconflicting reports.death of Capt. C. Jennings Wise.safety of Gen. Wise.&c., &c., &c. [Special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, Feb, 11. Accounts from North Carolina are conflicting. It seems entirely certain that Elizabeth City has been burned by the inhabitants, who are scattered about the country. It is doubtful, however, that the Yankees landed a large force after the burning and desertion of the town. The first account of our fleet was that the gun-boats had all been captured by the enemy; another, that the Confederate officers burned them; and it is stated this morning that five of our gun-boats were certainly captured by the Lincolnites, and that three of them have, thus far, escaped. Gen. Wise, I learn, has arrived at South Mills, near the Virginia line, and is slowly progressing towards this city. It is asserted that Capt. O. J. Wise is certainly among the killed, and also that he was dangerously wounded, but was not kille
The fight at Roanoke Islandconflicting reports.death of Capt. C. Jennings Wise.safety of Gen. Wise.&c., &c., &c. [Special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, Feb, 11. Accounts from North Carolina are conflicting. It seems entirely ce
to starve us out. A few days may be sufficient to show their designs.
I think they will be compelled to remain upon Roanoke Island, or close down to the water's edge, for the war feeling is aroused here, and many a noble son of old Virginia and the and or lend any assistance whatever to our forces.
All the details as published with reference to the capture of Roanoke Island are confirmed by this courier.
He represents our loss at about three hundred killed and wounded, and states that of rhaps, would never have been able to have landed their forces 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