Action of the C. S--
) Christian Sun,
of Fleet --the Suffolk
On Tuesday night, about a persons arrived here from Edenton
and Elizabeth City
They came across the country on a carriages, wagons, and in anyway they could bring them was Capt Parker
connected with Comd
's fleet and many of the men of the fleet who had escaped.
Early on Wednesday morning Comd
On Friday night, the Commodore
finding his ammunition nearly exhausted, sent Capt. Parker
with a note to the commanding officer
, informing him that he was going to Elizabeth City
. Capt. Parker
learned from Capt. Taylor
at the Pork Point Battery, that up to that time only one of our men had been killed and three wounded, and Capt. Taylor
thought they could hold out unless they were turner in the rear.
on his arrival at Elizabeth City
dispatched an officer and obtained ammunition enough or two vessels, and on Sunday went down to Roanoke Island
, supposing that they were still fighting.
When near the mouth of the Pasquatank river he learned that the island had fallen.
is distant from Elizabeth City
about 35 miles.
After speaking the boats he kept on in hope of saving the men at the flotting battery on the Croatan
A detachment of the Federal fleet chased them back before distributed his ammunition between his four vessels.--At daylight Monday morning fluding that he had only seven men on which he could rely to man the batteries, he took the officer and crew of the Beaufort
on shore and manned two of the guns at Cobb's Point
The orders of the Commodore
were peremptory to the commandants of the vessels when the means of resistance failed to ran each one into shoal water, set her on fire and save the crew.
From some unexplained cause this was only obeyed by the Commandant of the Fanny
The fight continued at Cobb's Point
one hour and fifteen minutes, when the gunboats succeeded in passing the battery and crossed upon and captured the Seabird
and the Ellis
was set on fire and burned, and the crew escaped and joined the men at the battery.
The enemy in overwhelming force rushed upon the Seabird
and captured both.
escaped up toward the mouth of the canal, where the Raleigh
had been previously sent to get ammunition.
The Forest was on the ways for repairs, and if not burned fell into the hands of the enemy.
, and Raleigh
had the best machinery, and are probably saved.
The others were of little value.
left Cobb's Point
with fifty-two officers and men, who have escaped.--But six of his men were killed and three wounded.
and J. W. Ham
, privates in Capt. Jones
's company, from Warren county, N. C.
, and connected with Col. Shaw
's 8th N. C. regiment, arrived here on Wednesday night, having escaped from the enemy at Roanoke Island
They represent the fighting as desperate on both sides.
, they say, acted with great coolness and bravery throughout and when forced to surrender was engaged up to the last moment in spiking the guns.
who was in command on the island, it is said displayed great bravery.
Gen. Wharton Green
's battalion was captured soon after arriving on the island.
, a nephew of Gen. Wise
, was shot through the body and killed.
The loss of the enemy all concur in setting down at 1,000, while our loss did not exceed 150, according to last accounts.