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From Yorktown.Federal outrages — Burning of Hampton — Conjectured movement of the hessians, &c.[special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Yorktown July 29, 1861. Three weeks sickness has prevented your correspondent from picking up and sendbefore the civilized world for its savage barbarity. To consummate this diabolical work, on Friday last the town of Hampton was set on fire by the vandals and nearly all that portion of the town north of Queen street (being about one-third of t that are this the whole town is laid in ashes. The supposition is, that the camp at Newport News and the occupation of Hampton had been abandoned, and to prevent the citizens from returning to their homes in peace, the town was fired. This suppos a flag of truce on Saturday, that they saw no videttes on the roads leading to Newport News or Hampton, and on reaching Hampton they found only a handful of men there. If these places have not been abandoned by the enemy, why this withdrawing of t