Norfolk, Va., June 20, 1861.
The report of the evacuation of Newport News by the Federalists, as stated by your informant, is incorrect.
There are still many teats at this point, and if anything, the number has vastly increased.
A gentleman informs me that there are no troops at Hampton
, but forces stationed at and around Hampton Creek
It is evident from Butler
's movements, that an action of some kind will shortly occur; else, why the necessity of a call for more troops ? But this may be a move of deception and trickery, for which the bombastic Butler
A sad accident occurred at the Gosport Navy-Yard
Mr. David Williams
, rigger by trade, while assisting in raising the ship Plymouth
, by means of a diving bell, by some passage of the same was wrested from his hold, and was immediately drowned.
He was fished up, and resuscitation attempted; but all to no use. He is represented as a very worthy man, and leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss.
A dispatch was received here on Tuesday, from Ohio
, stating that her troops would be recalled from the Lincoln Government
I hope it may be true.
One of the ladies who escaped from Hampton
for her life, some time since, says that in her flight, which was in a cart, her infant was thrown out, and sustained heavy injury on the head.
Her recital of that event is pitiful in the extreme.
went to farms, near by, and took possession of all the fowl and every eatable article, and appropriated them to their use. This will remain in history as one of the most outrageous acts perpetrated on any civilized community.