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SKETCH OF ROANOKE ISLAND, N. C.

Numbers 5. Report of Captain Daniel Messinger, Acting Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS GENERAL FOSTER'S BRIGADE,

On Board Pilot Boy, off Roanoke Island, February 9, 1862.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that by order of Brigadier-General Foster, on the afternoon of February 6, Lieutenant E. N. Strong, aide-de-camp, and myself went on board the gunboat Ranger to carry out his instructions. The troops on board the Ranger (the Twenty-seventh Massachusetts Volunteers), with the exception of one company as gunners, were placed on the steamer New York and schooner Re-