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From Hampton.[special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Hampton, Va., May 21, 1861. There seems to be considerable activity at Old Point; in fact, the arrival of troops during the past few weeks — the stopping of vessels of all classes — the frequent movement of large bodies of men — the numerous vessels taken and now at anchor at that place-- gives it an importance, which we have never before known Old Point to possess. The "Minnesota" is there, and numbers of transport vessels are arriving and departing every week. Nine regiments are expected every day, which will give a force of 13,000 at that place. Why so large a force at Old Point? The readers of your paper will be curious to know. They are not necessary for the defence of that post — from three to five thousand would be infinitely better. The supply of water has been small, and with 13,000 soldiers stationed there, very soon there would be a great want. The troops are, doubtless, intended for two or
Startling news! Our telegraphic column contains startling news from Hampton and Harper's Ferry. We make no comment this morning, farther than to express the hope that it may prove true.
be Lincoln's troops!heavy loss reported.Victory for the Confederate Army!Retreat of the Invaders![special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.] Norfolk, May 26. --There was fighting at Hampton this morning with muskets. The bridge between Hampton and Old Point was burnt last night. [Second Dispatch.] Norfolk,May 26.--Hampton was occupied by Federal troops last night. They landed in boats, the bridge having been burnt. Firing was heard from 2 o'clock till 10 this morning. It Hampton was occupied by Federal troops last night. They landed in boats, the bridge having been burnt. Firing was heard from 2 o'clock till 10 this morning. It is reported that the Federal troops were repulsed with heavy loss, and retired to Old Point. Col. August's or Col. De Russy's Regiment said to have been engaged. [Third Dispatch.] Norfolk,May 26.--P. M.--A heavy battle took place early this morning, just outside of Hampton. Seven hundred of Lincoln's troops reported killed, and fifty of ours killed and wounded. The enemy retreated to Fortress Monroe. The Hamptonians drew Lincoln's men on by an engagement, until they go