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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. Gen. Dix. 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. The Yankees 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.

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