The Peninsula news.
The news yesterday received, and which was posted on the bulletins of the several journals of the city, attracted much attention and elicited the keenest interest.
It was the first received for several days from that deeply interesting quarter, to which the minds and hearts of the two Confederacies are now directed with the intensest yearning.
We give in brief the substance of the dispatches alluded to:--
Official dispatches received here last night from Lee
's farm, on the Peninsula
, state that the enemy commenced a furious bombardment of our lines at half-past 8 o'clock yesterday morning, continuing until seven o'clock P. M. Their attack was upon our centre, and was splendidly repulsed.
They tried to force Gen. Cobb
's position — between Lee
's and Wynne's Mills — and to effect this object waded the creek, and, for a moment, occupied some of our rifle pits.
They were driven out and repulsed with heavy loss.--Our troops behaved nobly.
At 10 o'clock P. M. all was quiet.
Our loss was twenty killed, including Col. McKenney
, of the 15th North Carolina, and not over seventy-five wounded. Eight artillery horses were killed, and a howitzer disabled.
Later.--An official dispatch received yesterday evening from Gen. Magruder
makes no mention of any subsequent fighting on the Peninsula
. H in terms of high commendation to behavior of our troops in the affair of Wednesday.