[special Correspondence of the Dispatch.]
Norfolk, January 21, 1862.
and two of the officers of the French
warship Pomons, before reported in Hampton Roads
, came up to the city on Saturday.
Their names are, Le Marquis DeMentaingnac, Captain
and commanding Naval division.
Captain De St. Phalla
Lieut. De Regaradec
The object of the visit of this ship is not known here, although it is supposed she may bring important dispatches from the French Government
for their commercial agents in this country.
The officers mentioned above are evidently gentlemen of great intelligence, high-toned, and superior manners.
If they are entrusted with important official business for this Government, it has doubtless been placed in the hands of those who are well calculated for the faithful and satisfactory discharge of official duty.
The steamer that came up towards Craney Island
on Saturday, from fort Monroe
under flag of truce, brought up a number of passengers, among whom were Lieuts. N. H. Hughes
, of the North Carolina
Defenders; G. W. Grimes
, of the Merris Guards
; J. G. Moore
Light infantry; T. H. Allen
, Ordnance; and Lieut. John R. F. Tatnall
, of Savannah, Ga.
The four officers from North Carolina
, were captured at Cape Hatteras
and were released on parole — excepting Lieut. Grimes
, who was exchanged for Lt. Hartt
, of an Indiana regiment.
Lieut. Chas. R. Grandy
, of this city, has been elected Captain
of the Norfolk
Light Artillery Blues, now stationed near this city.
He was formerly an officer of the Princess Anne Greys
, and is highly esteemed for his personal bearing and talent.
The schooner Edwin
, of Barbados
, from Baltimore
, bound to Barbados
, with a cargo of lumber, went ashore on Lynnhaven
beach at an early hour on Saturday morning, the weather being very foggy at the time.
and crew saved their baggage and some stores, set the vessel on fire, to prevent her from falling into the hands of the Federal
forces, and then got ashore in a boat.--They have arrived here.
Yesterday and this morning the sound of heavy artillery discharges were distinctly heard here.
have probably been again trying the capacity of their big guns at Forts Monroe
Yesterday was a beautiful morning for the nuptials of Lieutenant Wm. R. Morgan
, of the C. S. ship States
, and Miss Mattis
, daughter of Burwell B. Moseley
, our esteemed fellow-citizen, who were made one of twain, in Christ Church, by the Reverend Mr. Rodman
, Our friend Perry
, representative of the New Orleans Picayune
, was one of the groomsmen.
The happy pair left yesterday morning by the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad, for the interior of Virginia
It is rumored that on his return, the gallant officer will be transferred to a command in the waters of North Carolina
I regret to announce the death of Dr. Geo. Blacknall
of the Naval Hospital
at this station, He was one of the most esteemed and useful of our medical officers, and after a service of more than thirty years in the late Navy of the United States
, resigned his office upon the secession of Virginia
, and was soon after appointed Surgeon
in the Confederate
service, to the duties of which he devoted himself with all the skill of a physician, the zeal of a patriot, and the gentleness of the Christian
Truly, he has fallen at his post, a martyr to his duty.