ch of Gen. Lee this fight must have taken place on Sunday; but strengthened by the testimony of men engaged, we can but believe that the confusion of dates is simply a telegraphic error.
Outrages in Essex county.
The recent visit of Yankee troops to Essex county proved quite disastrous to the inhabitants.
From Tappahannock and Layton's 1,325 negroes were taken, and, in fact, the country has been entirely stripped of its laboring population.
Among the principal sufferers were Dr. Lawrence Roane, James Roy Micon, Mace Clements, and Mrs. Austin Brockenbrough.
Besides negroes, the Yankees took everything they could find in the way of private property — provisions, jewelry and money — and spared nothing which they could conveniently carry away.
The force was composed of a mixture of blacks and whites.
Further from Georgia.
Private information received through the Signal Corps, from a general officer in Atlanta, dated June 27th, represents Hardee's corps as having been