Desertion of the Crew of the Cumberland — Destruction of Arms — Burning of the Navy Yard, &c.
, April 20--I have just come from Portsmouth
It is believed the crew of the United States
One of them was in my room at the Atlantic Hotel
He had left the ship.
The small arms at the Navy-Yard
are being broken up by the U. S. forces.
, April 20 --The Navy-Yard at Gosport
was burnt last night by the Republican
troops therein, and they retired then to Fort Monroe
A dispatch from Norfolk
says the Navy-Yard
was fired by the Federal
troops before they left, but not much injured.
A large quantity of cannon, &c., were saved.