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Civil War Harper's Weekly, January 25, 1862

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HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[JANUARY 25, 1862.

60

EXECUTION OF PRIVATE LANAHAN, OF THE REGULAR ARMY, FOR MURDER, AT WASHINGTON.—SKETCHED BY MR. A. WAUD.—[SEE PAGE 62.]

FORTRESS MONROE AND ITS
SURROUNDINGS.

WE publish on page 53 a Birds-eye View of Fortress Monroe and Vicinity, with the vessels composing the Burnside Expedition ; also, on page 54, a Map showing Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds, and the approaches to Norfolk from the south. It is well understood that the Burnside Expedition, after having cleared the rebels out of Pamlico, Albemarle, and Currituck Sounds, will pay some

attention to Norfolk. The Tribune correspondent says :

I presume I shall violate no confidence if I state, on common rumor and belief, that the expedition will rendezvous at Hatteras Inlet. and that Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds will be the immediate field of operations. Of these operations in detail it is not proper to speak, any further than that it is understood that the force, when fairly afloat on the waters of Pamlico Sound, will address itself to Roanoke Island, which is strongly fortified. This is the key to Albemarle Sound, through Currituck, and it is supposed that the position is defended by from 2000 to 3000 men. This taken, one of the faults following the taking of Hatteras four or five months ago, when 1000 men might have

done the same thing, will have been retrieved. I presume the clearing out of the rebels from all the sounds will follow, which might have been done with a thousand men and two or three gun-boats at the time referred to. It must not be supposed that this is the whole work laid out for the expedition. It will be but clearing away the underbrush, and it will be time enough to record the rest when it takes place.

We read in the Norfolk Day-Book of the 9th: Information reached this city last evening to the effect that a Union fleet had made its appearance in Pamlico Sound. The fleet consists of twenty gun-boats, drawing from five to six feet of water, and carrying, some of them, five guns. They were first discovered by Captain Hunter,

who, while reconnoitering, was shot at by them. On his return to the island he reported the fact, and our force proceeded at once to place themselves in a state of readiness for an attack.

This is supposed to be a portion of the Burnside expedition, and it is thought by some that its object is to prepare for an attack upon Norfolk from the rear. However this may be, one thing is certain, and that is, that, should this be their programme, they will find it a hard road to travel before they get to the end of it. We trust that our friends at Roanoke Island will make every preparation to successfully resist the foe, and that when he shows battle they will keep themselves cool and their powder dry, and by their valor cause another "masterly retreat" upon the part of the Hessians.

EMBARKATION OF PART OF GENERAL BURNSIDE'S EXPEDITION AT ANNAPOLIS, ON BOARD THE "HUSSAR."-SKETCHED BY MR. ANGELO WISER.-[SEE PAGE 62.]

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