arrived at Williamsburg, whose names have not reached here yet.
Our cavalry were securing the country to the Chickahominy.
Gunboats have gone up the James and Chickahominy rivers to give protection to such as can be found.
The New York Tribune says the incentive to Gen. Butler's recent attempt against Richmond, was that "negotiations for the exchange of prisoners had failed, and information had reached him that within a week all the prisoners in Richmond were to be removed to Danville, Ga. Once taken so far within the rebel lines, and their condition will be more hopeless than ever.
To rescue them while it was yet possible was General Butler's prupose."
The Yankee force removed from South Carolina to Florida.
The Hilton Head correspondent of the N. Y. World, writing on the 9th inst., says that the seat of war has been removed from South Carolina to Florida. Admiral Dahlgren has gone to Jacksonville, Florida.
The letter says:
All the effective regiments whi