Reported advance of the enemy on the Peninsula.
Yesterday evening, just before the York River
cars left Bromley
's farm, below Tunstall's Station
, a courier arrived, who reported the enemy within two miles of that place.
When the train left, at half-past 2 P. M., the long roll was beating.
They came into Barhamsville
, in New Kent, early yesterday morning.
We have private advices to the effect that the country last Saturday in the vicinity of Gloucester Point
was dotted over with their tents, and feel satisfied that the advancing force came from that direction.
From all that can be learned, there has been great activity both at Yorktown
The negro troops who were sent from Suffolk
were debarked at Yorktown
, and probably compose a portion of the advancing force of the enemy.
P. S.--Official information received since the above was in type is to the effect that our pickets were driven in near New Kent Court-House yesterday morning, and that the enemy appeared to be only in small force.