Later intelligence furnishes us with some fuller particulars of the advance, from which it appears that the enemy landed large forces at Washington on Sunday, and advanced towards Hamilton and took possession of that town.
It is reported that they destroyed nearly the entire place.
Their force at Hamilton is represented to be about 10,000 infantry, with forty pieces of artillery, and a considerable force of cavalry.
They are also reported to have landed a large force at Palmyra, Halifax co., some twenty-five or thirty miles from Weldon.--Gen. Pettigrew commands the Confederate force at Weldon.
The Yankees are said to be commanded by Gen. Foster.
There was a report in circulation on Saturday that an engagement occurred in the vicinity of Tarboro', Edgecombe county, on Thursday last, between some six regiments of N. C. State troops under the command of Gov. Vance and Gen. Martin, and about 10,000 of the enemy.
The Raleigh Journal, of Saturday, says that this report w