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A Startling Rumor from the Peninsula.

Two gentlemen arrived in this city from Gloucester county yesterday, who state that a night or two since a tremendous report of an explosion was heard throughout the county, shaking the very earth and shattering the glass in the windows. They were informed by a Yankee deserter whom they met the following day that a fire had broken out in the bake-house used by the Yankees in Yorktown, which communicated itself to some shells not far distant, and from thence to the magazine, which exploded with a terrific crash, nearly annihilating a couple of negro regiments. The deserter estimated the number of killed and wounded by this untimely accident at several hundred.

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