Burning of a Bridge on the Northern Central Railroad, etc.
Raltimore, April 20P. M.
--The Melville Bridge
and Mount Washington
, on the Northern Central Railroad, has been burnt down.
It is reported that the Northern
troops are at the Relay House
, a station on the Northern Central Railroad.
The Melville Bridge
is a short bridge--sixty feet span.
It is reported that the Railroad Ferry
Boat at Havre-de-Grace, has been seized by the Marylanders, in order to prevent the passage of Northern troops.
The only two possible land routes by which the Northerners, who are reported to be on the North
side of the Susquehanna
to the number of from three to seven thousand, can now possibly reach Baltimore
, and consequently Washington
, are by returning to Philadelphia
and taking the Pennsylvania Central Road
, or to march up to Port Deposit
, a distance of twelve miles from Havre-de-Grace, where there is, as yet, an unobstructed passage, and from there to reach the Baltimore and Wilmington Road
The troops, however, by themselves, or reinforced by the New York Seventh Regiment, may be advancing on Washington