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arriving at Richmond they were closely imprisoned and treated as most of our prisoners have been before them. There was a decided scare on Friday last, when Col. Spears, of Dix's forces, made his raid so near Richmond. The entire city was alarmed, so much so that nearly a thousand rebel soldiers confined in some prison with thuld be furnished with arms and immediately ordered out in front of Richmond. The commanding officer reported that the Yankees were then within a few miles. On Col. Spears's retreat the excitement subsided, but there is still constant fear of an attack, which was expected almost daily. There are believed to be about six thousa taken. The movement on Richmond. The New York Herald contains a number of letters from the Peninsula, giving an account of Dix's movement on Richmond. Col. Spears's "brilliant movement" was made by 1,200 cavalrymen, and left West Point on the 25th. They went to Tunstall's, and thence to Hanover bridge. At the South Anna