e counties adjacent, who were taken prisoners some time since by the Yankees and imprisoned at City Point, were released on Tuesday last and sent beyond their lines.
They were sent out under guard for a distance of thirty miles or more below City Point, and turned loose with the admonition that they would at any time render themselves liable to arrest should they show themselves.
Among them were Mr. William Peebles, of Dinwiddie county, who reached Petersburg on Saturday evening, and Mr. Travis Taylor, the representative from Surry county.
With a large number of others, they have been confined on the floating prison at City Point — a close, unhealthy, decayed old boat.
One small cooking stove was allowed them, on which to bake their bread and fry their meat, and each man acted as his own cook.
From the Valley.
It was reported yesterday, without any foundation, that General Early had a fight and been beaten in the Valley.
There was no truth in the report.
There has been