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olina, inferring from the proclamation of Cornwallis that he was in peaceable possession of the country, rose in such numbers that seven independent companies were formed in one day; and Tarleton with the British legion was detached across the Haw river for their protection. By the order of Greene, Pickens, who had collected between three and four hundred militia, and Lee formed a junction and moved against both parties. Missing Tarleton, they fell in with three hundred royalists, under Colonel Pyle, and routed them with dreadful carnage. Tarleton, who was refreshing his legion about a mile from the scene of action, hurried back to Hillsborough, and all royalists who were on their way to join the king's standard returned home. Cornwallis describes himself as being among timid friends and adjoining to inveterate rebels. Commis. Clinton and Cornwallis, 32. To compel Greene to accept battle, Cornwallis on the twenty-seventh moved his whole force in two 27. columns across the
From Norfolk.[special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, Va., July 3, 1861. I yesterday saw the letter of Pyle, the accomplice of one C. W. Bryan, mention of whom was made as attempting to give information to the enemy. It was written to his mother in Washington, and is filled with falsehoods from beginning to end. He says that he will be forced to take the cath of allegiance to the South, if he remains in Portsmouth — a thing he will never do, until starvation shall be the mea allusion to the Stars and Stripes on the Lincoln ships in our waters, but says he cannot get to them. He longs to be with the hordes of Abolition, and would gladly assist in the subjugation of our soil. He says there are but 7,000 troops here. Pyle, when last seen, was going down the river in a small boat, and has so far escaped the vigilance of the police. I hear that a man, whose name I did not learn, was arrested as a spy on yesterday, and brought to headquarters, Col. Huger. He was
l was refused, and the prisoner committed for a further hearing before the Superior Court on Thursday. Hughes is very young, of fine appearance, and has borne an irreproachable character. A report reached our city on Saturday, that the Town of Hampton had been fired by the Federals, a bright light having been seen in that direction. The man Pyle, charged with writing a certain letter to Butler, at Old Point, by way of a flag of truce, has been arrested, and is now in our jail. Pyle tried to effect his escape in a small boat. Yesterday afternoon, a happy scene was witnessed at the Academy lot, in this city — the Gray's headquarters — the occasion of the presentation of a beautiful flag to the Second Regiment of North Carolina Volunteers. Long before the hour of ceremonies, at least four thousand people had collected to witness the spectacle. About five o'clock, the Richmond Grays, acting as an escort, repaired to the residence of the presenter, Col. Huger, and in
not remain long up, and was unsuccessful in his object.--The Minnesota and Wabash are both off Old Point. At the Rip-Raps persons on the Kahukee noticed something like a number of soldiers drilling. The famous Floyd gun they saw distinctly. We regret to report the death of two members of the North Carolina Regiment. They died at the hospital near the encampment. Our visit to this encampment on Sunday afternoon was somewhat more lengthy than before, and we must say, more agreeable. While here, the troop were drawn up in a square, and the Rev. Mr. Fitzgerald pronounced an impressive prayer. Such soldiers, we say, are invincible. We thank the gentlemen who tendered us their hospitalities; but owing to the lateness of the day, we were forced to decline. The two men, Pyle and his companion, were released from custody a day or two ago. We regret this, as it will be an incentive, we fear, to other rascality. Everything quiet, and no prospect of a fight. Luna.