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e does the wall, and making the dull, inanimate materials fragrant and beautiful. When the dear old homestead is gone, it is an affliction second only to the loss of those whose presence and love have made it dear. And all this the families of Hampton have lost. They were first driven from those homes which they were not able even to defend, and then, after those homes had failed without resistance into the hands of the enemy, who had occupied them at their pleasure, they deliberately, without provocation, gave the town to the flames, an outrage which our British foemen in the war of 1812, even amidst the excitement of actual battle, refrained from perpetrating. A more exemplary, refined and intelligent community than that of Hampton, was not to be found in Virginia. The cherished virtues of the State, its hospitality, its courtesy, its frankness, its kindness to strangers, shone there with peculiar lustre. And it is such a people who have received such treatment!--Surely,
he New York Herald, gives further information of the outrages committed by the Hessians at Hampton, previous to burning the town: The exodus of negroes from Hampton continued all day yesterday, and from the appearance that that unfortunate village presents, very little of value has been left there by these sable itinerants aties here, if we do not wish to be truly characterized as robbers and vandals. I hope I may never witness other such scenes as it has been my lot to see to-day. Hampton village is now a perfect picture of utter desolation. Even the negroes that in a degree enlivened it when we first occupied it, are fled inside our lines, and there is not a living thing to be seen in all its high ways and by-ways. Take out the straggling soldiers you now and then meet, and Hampton will equal in mournful desolation the buried cities of Italy, could the lava, which has for so many ages buried them from the eye of man, be instantly removed and they allowed to stand in all t
War matters --The intelligence of the burning of the remnant of Hampton by the invaders, occasioned a good deal of indignation yesterday. This is the only news of any importance from the Peninsula. A private letter from an officer, dated August 31 mentions the movements of our troops in the vicinity of Hampton, and says: "Gen. Batien had every opportunity to give us fight, but held off" An improbable story that General Magruder had commenced the siege of Fortress Monroe, was in circulation yesterday.--Gentlemen who arrived in the afternoon, direct from Yorktown, report everything quiet. The story of the evacuation of Newport News, by the Federals, is now disbelieved. The conjunction of the forces of Generals Wise and Floyd, at White Sulphur Springs has been effected, though it is hardly probable that they will long occupy that locality. We are assured that no backward movementwill be made. From our troops on the Potomac line there is no news, either exciting
The town of Hampton Burnt by the Hessians. Norfolk. Aug. 8 A large fire was discovered last night about 1 o'clock in the immediate location of Hampton. It continued its flames until about 3 o'clock this morning. The impression here is, that the Federals have burned Hampton Several prominent house there were recognized by some our citizen to have been in flames. From an elevated position, and with the use of glasses, they seem confident that Hampton is in ashes, and the further inference is that the Federals have evacuated that place. [Second Dispatch] Norfolk, August 8 1 o'clock P. M. --Burning of Hampton has been confirmed by the statd by the statements of several officers who have just reached here from Craney Island. Dense smoke continues to ascend, and the opinion is that the burning still continues. The flames last night were intense, and the reflection of them on our steeples was plainly visible, although Hampton is about sixteen miles from Norfolk.