The enemy's movements on James river.
The Petersburg Express
hears from a source entitled to the highest credit that McClellan
is evacuating his position at Berkeley
, steady reports of which have been in circulation for some days past.
The recent movements on Malvern Hill
and the pretended permanent occupation of Coggin's Point
and Maycox, are now known to have been more debts to cover his evacuation.
A party who was recently in McClellan
's army says the parties who are throwing up fortifications on the opposite side of the river have never exceeded fifteen hundred or two thousand, and laborers and soldiers are changed every day a fresh party going over in the morning, and those who went over the previous day immediately returned.
It is considered a sort of excursion to cross the river, and the south bank has been declared by the Yankee
surgeons the healthiest.
The citizens of Prince George and Charles City
have been largely robbed of negroes and other property.