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More Federal Outrages. --The Petersburg Express of yesterday has the following: A gentleman reached this city from York county yesterday. He informs us that the Yankee Vandals are continuing their depredations in the country around Hampton, and perpetrating deeds of lawlessness, which have produced a panic among the people. The house of Mr. Wm. Anderson has been broken open, all the valuables taken therefrom, and the furniture destroyed. Even his bonds and other private papers were torn into small pieces. His out-houses and growing crops shared general ruin. Mr. Wm. Turnbull shared a similar fate to Mr. Anderson, saving nothing but a horse and wagon, in which he and his wife and seven children reached the steamboat wharf yesterday, and are now in this city. The house of Mr. Algernon Whiting was robbed yesterday morning at early dawn, his granaries destroyed, and then the torch applied, and all the buildings burned to the ground. This last outrage is supp
stances preceding it. About two weeks ago, a party of 300 Yankees came up from Hampton and occupied Bethel Church, which position they held a day or two and then retst time that they escaped. The troops under Maj. Lane, passed within sight of Hampton, and as they turned up the road to return to Bethel, encountered the Yankees, nfantry and two guns, under Gen. Magruder, left the camp and proceeded towards Hampton; but after advancing a mile or two, received information that the Yankees werend a few moments after their infantry retreated precipitately down the road to Hampton. Our Cavairy, numbering three companies, went in pursuit, and harassed them down to the edge of Hampton. As they retreated many of the wounded fell along the road and died, and the whole road to Hampton was strewn with haversacks, overcoHampton was strewn with haversacks, overcoats, canteens, muskets, &c., which the men had thrown off in their retreat. After the battle, I visited the position they held. The houses behind which they ha
ho had a distinguished command on the occasion. From it your readers will be enabled to form a just idea of the locality, and the manŒuvres, without feeling themselves confused by the details, which are always sure to encumber the narrative of an inexperienced writer, or of one who writes upon a contracted view of the whole field. Outline. The road from Bethel Church to Hampton runs South. The Confederates posted themselves on both sides of it at the Church, facing down the road to Hampton. The U. S. troops came up it until within artillery range, and planted their battery in the road, but screened from sight by a small house and by woods.--The Confederate battery on the right and close to the road opened on the U. S. battery and on the column in its rear. The U. S. battery replied, and columns of U. S. troops wheeled to the right and left, circled around the position of the Confederates, and assaulted it on the right and left. On the right of the Confederates there was a
a place called Bethel Church, and it was Sunday. We spent the day pleasantly until at night, when there was an alarm given, caused by cannon firing down towards Hampton. We afterwards learned that one of the county companies had encountered Federal troops, and had a fight — nothing more than a scrimmage. At 2 o'clock we were stlina Regiment, under command of Col. Hill, a brave, col commander, and compatent leader, were ordered with three guns of Major Randolph's Battery, to march toward Hampton, while the Virginia Life Guard, Henrico Southern Guard, and Young Guard, under Lt, Col. Stewart, were ordered to move lower down the encampment and take the positt was now one o'clock, and the enemy showing no disposition to commence again, the dragoons were ordered out, and found the enemy retreating with all speed toward Hampton. As they pursued them, they scattered like sheep, and the wounded and dying fell on every side of the road. It was a pitiable sight, and as our men came back th
From another correspondent. James City Co., June 10, 1861. Dispatches were received in Yorktown early this morning from Col. Magruder, (who is stationed at Bethel Church, on the road to Hampton,) stating that a large force of Yankees had marched up from Newport News within two miles of the Church, and an attack was hourly expected. In a short time the Louisiana Regiment and the Halifax Cavalry took up their line of march in double quick time for the scene of conflict. To show you how eager our men are to meet the vandals of the North, when the above facts were made known, though there were one hundred and thirty of the Louisiana boys on the sick list, all but thirty marched with their regiment. At eleven o'clock, Mr. Jno. A. Jones, of Warwick county, who had gone down to witness the fight, returned and reported that the Hessiana had been twice repulsed by our gallant men, and were preparing for a third attempt before he left. Unfortunately for the poor wretches, and unli