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From Norfolk.[special correspondence of the Dispatch] Norfolk, Va., May 25, 1861. About two thousand troops embarked yesterday from Fortress Monroe, and proceeded South in small steamers and gun boats. At the same time all of the vessels that had been captured and held as prizes at that place, sailed and went to sea. There are only four vessels left at Old Point and in Hampton Roads, viz: the cumberland, the Minnesota, (frigate,) and two small steamers. It was rumored here last night that the people of Hampton had set fire to and burned the bridge leading over Hampton creek night before last, and that Federal troops from the Fort to the number of four thousand were yesterday (Friday) marched up towards Hampton, for the purpose of supplying themselves with provisions, stating that their provisions had nearly given out at the Fort, and also, that they were short of water, besides many of them were sick, and that, upon learning that the bridge had been burned, they immedi
Norfolk, May 25, 1861. The Monticello, Cumberland, Yankee, and Minnesota, are reported off Old Point. There is nothing special from Sewell's Point. Gen. Huger arrived yesterday. He relieves Gen. Gwynn, who will be stationed elsewhere. Col. H. was for some time stationed at Fort Monroe, and, by his official conduct, has endeared to him many friends. He is a skillful officer, and a gentleman of the true type. In the many positions he has filled, many will recognize the signal discharge of his official duties. We greet him here with warm hearts and generous hands. The ladies hereabouts, among other things, are engaged in making cartridges for the soldiers. They turn out thousands of these death missiles per day, besides attending to other duties. Truly do they deserve our unbounded praise. The practicing of guns from the Hospital battery in Portsmouth, took place yesterday. It was truly a grand sight to witness the immense streams of water ejected, as t
. There seems to be considerable activity at Old Point; in fact, the arrival of troops during the past feit an importance, which we have never before known Old Point to possess. The "Minnesota" is there, and num13,000 at that place. Why so large a force at Old Point? The readers of your paper will be curious to knoribune, written by some one, probaby an officer at Old Point. There are five volunteer companies organizedork, and in good earnest, though under the guns at Old Point, which now threaten destruction to our property anot do. We hear it rumored that armed men from Old Point will probably be at the polls next Thurday. Shoulnow have the mortification of seeing soldiers from Old Point in possession of certain parts of our county; but esisted the approach (stealthily) of soldiers from Old Point to the place where the guard was picketed. They he the Monticello. They keep their secrets well at Old Point. She moved slowly back, under the guns of the Min
troops!heavy loss reported.Victory for the Confederate Army!Retreat of the Invaders![special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.] Norfolk, May 26. --There was fighting at Hampton this morning with muskets. The bridge between Hampton and Old Point was burnt last night. [Second Dispatch.] Norfolk,May 26.--Hampton was occupied by Federal troops last night. They landed in boats, the bridge having been burnt. Firing was heard from 2 o'clock till 10 this morning. It is reported that the Federal troops were repulsed with heavy loss, and retired to Old Point. Col. August's or Col. De Russy's Regiment said to have been engaged. [Third Dispatch.] Norfolk,May 26.--P. M.--A heavy battle took place early this morning, just outside of Hampton. Seven hundred of Lincoln's troops reported killed, and fifty of ours killed and wounded. The enemy retreated to Fortress Monroe. The Hamptonians drew Lincoln's men on by an engagement, until they got them under