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Pocahontas and the river steamer Mount Vernon sailed last night down the Chesapeake. Letters from Richmond state that General Johnson will be ordered to Harper's Ferry; that Gen. Beauregard will go to Norfolk, and Jeff. Davis to Richmond. The number of troops actually quartered at Harper's Ferry, and within striking disHarper's Ferry, and within striking distance of the Ferry at a few hours' notice, is not far from fifteen thousand men, all armed and paid in Virginia Bank bills. There are also one thousand Kentuckians, and the same number of Arkansas men, armed with rifles and bowie knife. Maryland heights, opposite to Harper's Ferry, are said to be strongly fortified with Harper's Ferry, are said to be strongly fortified with Columbiads and manned by a large force of Confederate troops. The Railroad bridge is manned, ready for the insertion of a force into Virginia. Intelligence from North Carolina confirms the report that soldiers are pouring into Wilmington from all quarters of the South, and that the rebel force is by far more formidable t
A gentleman who arrived in Richmond yesterday, after traveling a circuitous route, reports that he saw in Cameron's office, while in Washington, a plan of the campaign, in the shape of a map of Virginia, with the different points of attack marked out. Richmond, Harper's Ferry, Norfolk, and Manassas Gap were the points designated. This corresponds with previous accounts.
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From Alexandria.bad condition of affairs.the city under Martial law.great excitement at the North.the late collision.the Hessians defeated at Harper's Ferry. Mannassas Junction, May 26. --Arrivals from Alexandria report that 12,000 Black Republican troops are stationed there, and the Virginia stores, with one or two exceptions, closed. The citizens were leaving as fast possible. The port was open and steamers were making regular trips to Washington. The telegraph was opevenience. The news of Ellsworth's death had created great excitement throughout the entire North. A collision occurred Saturday, on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Three men were killed and six dangerously wounded — among the killed is one Virginian and one South Carolinian. A large Union vote was polled in Wheeling and the North Western counties. The Washington Star of yesterday reports an engagement at Harper's Ferry. The Federal troops were repulsed with great loss.
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.