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tating that their provisions had nearly given out at the Fort, and also, that they were short of water, besides many of them were sick, and that, upon learning that the bridge had been burned, they immediately marched up the Peninsula to wards Back River, in order to cross at the head of the creek, and in this way gain possession of Hampton. To this report, however, I do not attach much credence — because if the bridge was really burnt, the light would have been seen from the battery at Sewell's Point, and also at Fort Monroe, and there would have been no necessity of marching four thousand troops to the spot in order to ascertain the fact. It may, however, prove to be correct, and it would be well (as I mentioned in a former letter) for the citizens of your place to be on the alert, and guard well the route from Richmond, through Williamsburg, and also the way from Richmond to West Point and below. Gen. Huger arrived here yesterday by the Petersburg train. He is in fine health
Norfolk, May 25, 1861. The Monticello, Cumberland, Yankee, and Minnesota, are reported off Old Point. There is nothing special from Sewell's Point. Gen. Huger arrived yesterday. He relieves Gen. Gwynn, who will be stationed elsewhere. Col. H. was for some time stationed at Fort Monroe, and, by his official conduct, has endeared to him many friends. He is a skillful officer, and a gentleman of the true type. In the many positions he has filled, many will recognize the signal discharge of his official duties. We greet him here with warm hearts and generous hands. The ladies hereabouts, among other things, are engaged in making cartridges for the soldiers. They turn out thousands of these death missiles per day, besides attending to other duties. Truly do they deserve our unbounded praise. The practicing of guns from the Hospital battery in Portsmouth, took place yesterday. It was truly a grand sight to witness the immense streams of water ejected, as th
ve had to place them some distance this side of Mrs. Clopton's residence, on Mill Creek. The guard on the Bay shore, composed of a number of the Old Dominion Dragoons, resisted the approach (stealthily) of soldiers from Old Point to the place where the guard was picketed. They have, therefore, advanced nearly one mile on Virginia's soil. Step by step, they are coming towards us. The battle which took place between the U. S. vessel Monticello, two tug-boats, and the battery at Sewell's Point, on Sunday evening, was witnessed by large numbers of our citizens. A great many guns were fired, all in full view of this town. On the house-tops, the wharves, and various other places, large crowds were seen anxiously awaiting the result. All seemed cool. Very little of wild excitement was manifested; but every one looked on calmly, hoping to see the vessels well whipped. We could not ascertain the damage done the Monticello. They keep their secrets well at Old Point. She mo
Seven sons in service. --We published yesterday a paragraph giving an account of four widows living in the South who had sent nineteen sons to fight for their country. This we thought doing very well, but there is a widow lady in our city, who we think has done better than any other we have yet noticed. She has already sent seven into service — some of them fighting now at Sewell's Point — some anxious for a chance at other points, and some ready to reinforce them. --All waiting for orders; and the old widow says she wishes she had as many more of the same sort — she would send them all. With such mothers and such sons to lend their aid, the Southern cause must necessarily be victorious.--Lynchburg Republi
that General Butler had thrown out a guard of three hundred men.--The United States Hotel was principally guarded, the splendid well of water belonging to Col. Segar being wanted for the use of the garrison. Nothing is known relative to Sewell's Point. No movement had taken place when the steamer left. A steamer arrived at Fort McHenry, this morning, with a large supply of gun-carriages and other military stores. Col. Morehead's regiment came across the river this morning, marchtors will be immediately notified of this decision. The mails for the South, from Washington, were stopped at the crossing place by the Federal troops, and were returned to the Post-Office here. the Northern account of the Affair at Sewell's Point. Washington,May 23, 1861.--The following official report of the action between the United States steamer Star and the Sewell's Point battery, on the 19th inst., has just been received: U. S. Steamer Star,May 19, 1861. Flag Offi