The siege of Washington raised.
The siege of Washington, N. C.
, has been raised, and Gen. Hill
's forces have fallen back three miles to the Cross Roads
, leaving the enemy in quiet possession of the town.
It is not likely that another attempt will be made to capture it. The abandonment of the siege was probably caused by the advance of the enemy on Kinston
, which is near and on the route to Goldsboro
'. The town of Washington
was Bombarded on the 15th and 16th insts., and four or five houses knocked down.
refused to let the women and children be removed from town; and two ladies who escaped the night before the cannonade commenced state that the Yankees
were on short rations, and had impressed the supplies of the citizens.