BALTIMORE, Jan. 27. – The Richmond Dispatch says:
“The disaster in Kentucky, and the apprehension it has caused for the safety of our connection with the Southwest through Virginia and Tennessee, by the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, and the possible interruptions of our intercourse with the South via the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad by Burnside’s expedition directs attention to the vital importance of completing the connection between the Richmond and Danville and the North Carolina Railroad.”
Augusta, Ga., Jan 23. – A private letter received from Charleston S. C. this morning says that five stone vessels were sunk in the channel yesterday.
The Savannah Republican of this morning says the statement that Federal vessels and gone up Broad river is incorrect.
The Dispatch contains a statement that the report had reached Baltimore of the loss of five of Burnside’s fleet in Pamlico Sound, and that a large steamboat, probably the Louisiana, had been burnt.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 1, 1862, p. 4