The telegraph has stated that on Monday Gen. Evans
fell back across the Nense river and burnt the bridge.
He retreated before the overwhelming force of the enemy seven miles. Passengers from Weldon
on Monday state that the Yankees
have possession of the Clinton
road on the south side of the river, whilst our troops occupy the north side.
Every mile of the enemy's advance was hotly contested, and the slaughter of the enemy is said to have been very great.
now has a very strong position, and if reinforcements reach him in time he will not only hold his own where he is, but probably drive the invaders back to Newborn.