25 January 1862: “North Carolina Rebels in a Flutter”

Item Description: “The Burnside Expedition.”  The New York Herald, 25 January 1862, page 1, column 6.

 

Item Transcription (partial):

THE BURNSIDE EXPEDITION.

North Carolina Rebels in a Flutter.

THE MILITIA OF THE STATE CALLED OUT.

THE THEATRE OF OPERATIONS.

Speculations and Surmises of the Rebel Newspapers.

GENERAL WISE AT ROANOKE ISLAND.

THE LATEST TELEGRAPHIC DESPATCHES,

&c.,     &c.,     &c.

 Baltimore, Jan. 24, 1862.

The boat from Fortress Monroe has arrived at this port.

There had been no arrival of the Burnside expedition.

The Norfolk Day Book of yesterday discredits the accounts of the Burnside expedition being in Pamlico Sound and says that a reconnaissance from Roanoke Island on Monday last made no such report.

This appears to be the latest advices they have.  Since then a storm has cut off all communication with the coast.

The Charlotte (N. C.) Democrat of the 21st inst. says:—”In anticipation of an invasion of the North Carolina coast, it is contemplated to call out the militia of the several eastern counties.  The call is not yet made; but the Raleigh Journal says that it will embrace thirty-three counties.  P. S.—We learn that the militia have been ordered out since the arrival of the Burnside expedition at Hatteras; and it appears from the Raleigh Register of Saturday that a draft has been made in Wake county.

The Raleigh Register says there is quite an excitement in that city in regard to a draft that has been made for one-third of the enrolled militia.  Substitutes, it suspects, will be in demand.

TELEGRAPHIC DESPATCHES TO THE REBEL PRESS.

Wilmington, Jan 21, 1862.

A special express has arrived from Goldsboro’, and states that there were at Hatteras, at four P. M., on hundred and twenty-five sail of the enemy’s vessels—one hundred inside and twenty-five large steamers outside the bar.

Private information says the enemy intend to attack Newbern, Hyde county, and Roanoke Island simultaneously.

Confidence is expressed in the ability of our forces to maintain their position.

ANOTHER DESPATCH

Wilmington, Jan 21, 1862.

A despatch from Goldsboro’, at four P. M. says that a large number of women and children arrived from Newbern by a train this afternoon.

No other news.  Fight expected.

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Item citation: “The Burnside Expedition,” The New York Herald, 25 January 1862, page 1, column 6.  In “New York Herald Civil War Newspapers” [spine title], C071 N561, North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library.

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