--The Norfolk Day Book
has the following items in relation to this great expedition:
A correspondent who is well acquainted with the waters of North Carolina
, think it evident, from the number of large ships, and other vessels engaged in the Burnside
expedition, that its destination is not Hatteras
Vessels exceeding seven feet six inches draft could not cross the bulkhead into Pamlico Sound
A late Northern paper puts down the number of troops at 16,000, comprising fifteen regiments of infantry, one battalion of cavalry, and one battery of artillery, besides the gunners and sailors on board the ships.
Later.--We learn that some passengers have arrived here from Elizabeth City
, who report that there are some thirty of the Burnside
fleet in Pamlico Sound
This comes from authority likely to be well informed on the subject, and we are forced to accept it as true.
This news appears to have occasioned but little apprehension in the counties bordering on the Sound
, as the people are under the impression that sufficient means have been adopted to meet the emergency.