t invasion, and it is the part of wisdom to be prepared for it. The Washington telegrams to the Northern press, say the invading force consists of Longstreet's and Ewell's corps, and put the strength of the two at 30,000 (!)--the object of the movement is announced to be the capture of Baltimore and Washington.
As our readers are aptured in a skirmish at Hagerstown, states that the present raid is not only to procure horses, but crops and provisions; that it is headed by Lee and composed of Ewell's and Longstreet's corps, and is an effort to invade Pennsylvania and other Northern States--The capture of Baltimore and Washington are also aimed at.
While and who have lately arrived here, state that Bushrod Johnson had crossed the Potomac with about three thousand men, the advance of a column of forty thousand under Ewell.
One gentleman, who is well known hereabouts, goes so far as to state that he shook hands with Gen. Johnson at Williamsport.
Another, from Washington city,