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From the seaboard.[Special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Camp Jackson, Pig's Point, Wednesday, June 19th, 1861. The news received here concerning the evacuation of Harper's Ferry has caused a general depression; but, with implicit confidence in the ability of our Generals, we are willing to trust our destinies in their hands. This movement is not understood, but many conjectures are offered for explanation. The Rip Raps. you remember, is situater nearly at an angle with Sewell's Point battery and Old Point — to the right of the former and opposite the latter. Unexpectedly this old pile of fortifications is occupiedly by Federal troops, with several pieces of cannon--one a rifle piece which threw yesterday, shell towards the camps of our troops stationed at Sewell's Battery — I saw a sugar-loaf shaped concern, about eight inches long, (weighing thirty good pounds, I suppose,) that was brought to Nor-folk this morning which did not explode It is a dangerous looking m
eir expected arrival creates much excitement though not of any unfriendly character. The regiment, I learn upon high authority were on the point of crossing the Potomac at Williamsport yesterday, when orders were received which led to their diversion from that line of advance, and their subsequent march in this direction. Major General Patterson's forces are on camped at Hagerstown, and at Fundstown, three miles distant, and at several intervening points. The evacuation of Harper's Ferry has, it is reported, led to a sudden change in the line of march of this column. A portion of it only had forded the Potomac when the marching orders of the force were countermanded, and they returned to camp. A large number of wagons were hurriedly collected from the farmers in that vicinity during Saturday night and Sunday, and a messenger who left there this morning states that he saw indications about the camp of an early departure. The 11th Pennsylvania Regiment reached t
Important News. --A Northern paper, published after the evacuation of Harper's Ferry, says: --"Judging from present appearances, General Scott will make good his promise to have the Stars and Stripes waving over Richmond before the 20th proximo."