If she should be carried North for repairs, the work of months will be required to put her in a seaworthy condition.
The villainy and treachery of the officers and men on board the Congress, in firing upon our gunboats while approaching after she had raised the whits flag, is denounced in strong terms.
By this perfidiens conduct valuable lives were lost, and among them that of Lieut. J. L. Taylce, of Virginia, who died yesterday; Midshipman Hutter, who was killed in the action.
Captain Buchanan, and Lieut. Minor, were also shot under the white flag.
I am glad to state that they are both improving.
It is probable that not more than two hundred and fifty to three hundred Yankees of the Cumber and were killed and drowned — The statement that there were four hundred, is doubtless an over-estimate.
Those on board the Virginia state that when she fired at the iron battery Erricson her tower revolved with great rapidity, and that when the ball struck, the sound was like th
to Gen. J. B. Magruder, at Williamsburg:
The forces from the counties of Charles City, New Kent, James City, King William, King and Queen, Gloucester, Mathews, Elizabeth City, and Warwick.
The Militia of the following counties will not report at present, but will hold themselves in readiness to obey orders when issued by Gen. H. Heth, or Gen. H. Marshall:
The counties of Giles, Monroe, Green brier, Mercer, Tazewell, McDowell, Smythe, Wythe, Wyoming, Washington, Russell, Wise, Buchanan, Scott, and Lee.
To rendezvous at Monterey, in Highland county, and to report their presence there, for orders, to General Edward Johnson, who is at Camp Alleghany, Highland county:
The forces of the counties of Highland, Pendleton, and Pocahontas.
To rendezvous at the New Fair Ground, near Richmond, and to report to General Winder.
The forces of the county of Henrico, and the city of Richmond.
The Enquirer, Whig, and Dispatch, publish daily for one week, and all th