Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
terrific storm — firing heard — the recent victory, &c.
Pig's Point, Camp Jackson, July 23, 1861.
One of the most terrific storms occurred here last night I ever witnessed in my life.--A heavy gale of wind from the northwest lasted over two hours, blowing down tents and threatening at times to carry them away, with a drenching rain all the time.
This morning I rose, and found the furious elements nearly calmed.
My attention was immediately attracted toward Fortress Monroe
, when I beheld the tide rolling like mountain waves, deeply tinged with a yellow caste.
An attack is expected every night.
For several nights past, we have heard heavy firing up the river, supposed to be at Smithfield
It is generally thought here that a Federal steamer has been harassing our battery near the above place by occasional firing of shot and shell.
This, I presume, was the cause that gave rise to a rumor the other day that Smithfield
was on fire.
But there is nothing of it, as I have heard.
The news brought here by the Dispatch
of the glorious victory achieved by our forces near Manassas
, on Sunday, has fired our camps with enthusiasm.
' battery and Craney Island
gave a heavy salute in honor of the victory.
The flags at Fortress Monroe
and Newport News were displayed this morning (24th) at half mast.
The Fourth Georgia Regiment was paid off a few days ago, and the greatest satisfaction exists.