[special correspondence of the Dispatch.]
Norfolk, Va., June 5, 1861.
Five or six steamers are now off Newport News and Old Point
. One was engaged this morning in sounding some distance up the river.
On Monday, numbers of the Federal
troops from Newport News were seen sailing about in that vicinity in a small boat, with their rifles, taking remarkable care, however, not to approach too near within range of our guns.
They appeared to be in high spirits and to be enjoying themselves greatly.
It is supposed that heavy guns are being mounted at Newport News, as they are rapidly progressing with their breastworks.
It is well to be watchful of their movements, for they are full of deception.
There is no news from Sewell's Point
to-day that can be relied upon.
who, it will be remembered, killed Lieutenant Storrs
while on sentry duty, was honorably acquitted yesterday before the Circuit Court.
His release is hailed with much satisfaction, as his innocence of the charge was proved beyond question.
is a very young man, and, though possessed of a very grim look, is represented as mild and gentlemanly in his manners.
I am glad to hear that a son of Colonel Huger
, at this station, is to be appointed to the Captaincy of one of our military companies.
Well skilled and affable in manner, he is destined to make a good officer.