Latest from the Peninsula.
The latest reports from the scene of General Wise
's operations on the Peninsula
, derived from captured Yankees and our own citizens, represent that Gen. Wise
had captured Fort Magruder, (east of Williamsburg
,) with its garrison, estimated at 1,000 men. The Yankees
had no troops at Fortress Monroe
to send to reinforce the place — a regiment on duty there positively refused to leave when ordered.
. who was commanding there, had gone to New York to try and prevail on Gov. Seymour
to send volunteers to aid in retaining the Peninsula
were very despondent, and some were moving in view of inroads by Confederate troops.
Two cargoes of stolen negroes had recently been sent to Hayti from a large camp near Hampton
The bridge at Hampton
was heavily picketed to keep off the rebels.