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Battle at Hampton.Defeat of Abe 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. [SecondHampton 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 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 b
t at Old Point and in Hampton Roads, viz: the cumberland, the Minnesota, (frigate,) and two small steamers. It was rumored here last night that the people of Hampton had set fire to and burned the bridge leading over Hampton creek night before last, and that Federal troops from the Fort to the number of four thousand were yesterday (Friday) marched up towards Hampton, for the purpose of supplying themselves with provisions, stating 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 ne