A gentleman who came through the lines since the capture of Winchester
by our forces says that the newspapers convey a very inadequate idea of the extent of the alarm at Washington
, produced by the news of the advance of Gen. Lee
Every available man was being hurried to the capital for its defence, and the whole city was in a perfect furore of alarm and excitement.
Official information, received here, state that under the influence of this excitement Burnside
's corps has been ordered from Kentucky
to constitute a portion of the army designed for the defence of the Yankee Sodom