War News and rumors.
Official dispatches from Gen. Ewell
report a large fleet of Federal vessels on the Potomac
, which generally keep at a discreet distance from our batteries.
The latest intelligence from Evansport
represents that steamer was fired upon last Saturday will and burnt to the water's edge.
The name is not ascertained.
We were informed last night that two vessels were burnt yesterday but do not know that this has been certainly confirmed.
The Federals are experiencing the disadvantages of the blockade and it is stated that they are landing store and transporing them by wagons throug Maryland
A schoone freighted with shoes, is said to have been comfored by our forces.
It is believed that the Federals
are gradually advancing through Fairfax county
, entraining at various points to guard a retreal the event of a battle, and to prevent a posiblity our cavalry.
At last accounts every thing was quiet in that direction.
The official report of Col. Ashby
's engagement with the enemy at Bolivar
, received the War Department, does not essential differ in its statement of facts from the account published in this paper on Saturday except the number of prisoners captures was not more than seven or eight, a of whom have arrived in Richmond
, except , who was wounded.
A ery of rumors were in circulatic last evening lative to the operations of the enemy on the North Carolina
coast, none of which are believed to have any foundation The large number of Federal vessel about Old Point
and Newport News show that preparations for sanguinary work as actively progressing.