The Peninsula raid.
The excitement with reference to the enemy's raid on the Peninsula
has subsided since the facts with reference to the affair have come to be understood.
This raid had its origin, we are inclined to believe, in attempts which were made by the Yankees
to intercept some parties from this city who had purchased a lot of hogs in Gloucester
and Queen counties, and were bringing them to Richmond
They were informed upon by some traitor, who went into the enemy's camp, and three gunboats and a company of cavalry were sent up the Pamunxey after them, but they had succeeded in crossing with their hogs, and had them safely away from the river before the boats arrived.
About the same time a body of the enemy's cavalry left Williamsburg
and came up as far as New Kent, but returned without accomplishing anything.