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Battle of Roanoke Island. （our own Correspondent.） Richmond, Feb. 26, 1862. In commencing a slight account of the capture of Roanoke Island, with the forces there, I wish to say that, so far as my opinion goes, the place was entirely indefensible, without the aid of a naval force strong enough to cope with the Federal gu
of more than two to one in favor of going by them without serious injury.
Taking all things into consideration, I believe that, had no force been landed upon Roanoke Island, it must have fallen inevitably in the course of a few days by cutting off communication with the main land.
It is evident to any one who will study the posi is statement more fully, and will endeavor to convince every one that, with the present resources of the Confederacy, it is impossible to hold such a point as Roanoke Island, where a large hostile fleet can be brought, into action.
On the 6th of February, Commodore Lynch received intimation that Burnside's fleet was slowly fe