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ment. It is possible Libby's warehouse will soon be honored by the arrival of a few hundred of the blue-coated gentry, and their greeting be far otherwise than as conquerors. From the interior of the enemy's lines we learn from recent arrivals that the depredations of the foe have been frequent, their bearing remarkably imperious and overbearing — violent hands being laid upon every species of property, while aged inbabitants are daily subjected to harsh language and ill manners. Since Gen. Stuart's visit to their rear the rancor and ill-breeding of Lincoln's hirelings have been more than usually oppressive, their threats and taunts are increasing as to blackguardism, while the unprotected have no resort but patience and silent endurance. Indeed. Federal cavalry have been particularly active in and around Charles City, we hear; squads are patrolling all the country in search of rebels and the disloyal; but up to the present their anxiety and industry have been of no avail, for the
Stuarts Reconnoissance. The successful raid of Gen. Stuart upon the rear of the Grand Army still continues to puzzle the Yankees, and they have not yet arrived at a full knowledge of the affair. The fact that something was done; that the Confederate cavalry was really within their lines; that a large amount of property was destroyed; that the United States dragoons were routed, and many of them taken prisoners, begins to break slowly upon their minds. It is still spoken of as the work of guerrilla parties, and a wholesome fear of these same parties has sprung up, and it is singular how many of them can be According to she statements of the correspondents, guerrilla bands are still hanging upon the near of the army, and they are seen in every quarter — sometimes at Hanover, on the Pacunkey, at White House, New Kent, Charles City, and other places. Something must be done to put a stop to such lawless proceedings; for according to the Yankee idea, a guerrilla band lurks behind
About McClellan. The "young Napoleon" had a narrow escape a short time ago of being captured by Stuart and his savalry. The Petersburg Express learns that our forces passed in their march an estate in New Kent county known as Hampstead, where Gen. McClellan has established his headquarters. At one point on the march the Confederates were within six hundred yards of Hampstead, and it has since been assertained that at the time they passed McClellan and Staff were all in the house at dinner. The only troops near were his usual body guard, numbering not more than 100 cavalry. Had Gen. Stuart been aware of the fact the building might have been surrounded and the Yankee General captured, to gether with his whole Staff. We have no doubt that within the next week the young Napoleon will wish he had been captured, for in that case, he might have avoided the thorough thrashing which is in store for him. In the latest news from from the North McClellan's force is put down at 200
From the North. Affaire on the Peninsula — Stuart's Recennelesunce, &c., &c. We have been placed in possession of a late number of the New York Herald, from which we copy some matters of interest connected with the movements of the war: "the raid of the first Virginia cavalry." White House, Va., June 15, 1862. --The excitement caused by the sadden raid of the First Virginia cavalry near this place, and the guerrilla attack at Tunstall's Station on Friday night, ae days since he went off unmoslested, and has not been heard of since. He is an old man, about 70 years of age, and, perhaps, was considered perfectly harmless. --At Garlick's landing, alos, where the two schooners were burned on Friday night by Stuart's cavalry, a miller took the oath of allegiance when our army appeared in this section of country. The other day a quantity of corn was sent to him to be ground, when he said that he'd be damned if he'd grind any more Yankee corn, and that they