The late raid
up the Peninsula
was such a complete fizzle that yesterday it was hardly spoken of in the street-corner conversations.
Intelligence from the Peninsula
shows that the 400 Yankees have returned to Williamsburg
, congratulating themselves, doubtless, on the success of their audacity.
But a few weeks ago four companies of raw troops, under Col.
, D. J. Godwin
, attacked and routed two regiments of cavalry from the Peninsula
who were attempting to destroy the South Anna bridge
, on the Fredericksburg railroad.
A commander with such dash would be most serviceable on the Peninsula
would soon make that country available to the Confederacy
, and not an open ground to be raided upon at the pleasure of the enemy.