BALTIMORE, Jan 28. – The Richmond Dispatch of yesterday has the following:
New [Berne], North Carolina, is in a ferment of excitement in expectation of an attack in that quarter. The town is under martial law and every preparation is being made.
(Later from Mill Creek.)
Gen. Crittenden and his staff are safe and unwounded. General Carroll and staff are safe. Our loss is reported at 300 killed. The enemy’s loss is supposed to be twice this number.
Nashville, Jan. 24, via Mobile 25. – The most reliable information of the engagement at or near Somerset is that only two regiments. Col. Buttle’s Tennessee and Col. Statham’s Mississippi, were engaged in the fight near Mill Springs.
Fort Henry is still safe – the enemy for some reason having withdrawn from its immediate vicinity. The shots of the gun boats were not replied to from the Fort, which will be held at all hazards.
Paris was in a perfect ferment of excitement yesterday. Many anticipating an immediate descent of the enemy, which they deemed themselves utterly powerless to resist, were preparing to leave their negroes and other property.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 1, 1862, p. 2