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as turned out — from Sewell's Point, escaping for their life into the fort at Old Point. We were told that a battle had been fought, that 700 of the Baboon's hosts emity of Crawford street, of this city, opposite Norfolk, in the direction of Old Point and Hampton.--Some said it was the calcium light at Old Point; some that it wOld Point; some that it was the burning of undergrowth and brush in the region of Tanner's Creek, where companies had been engaged in cutting it away to make encampments. Some others said ithe Hampton people — burnt up. Several steamers are said to have reached Old Point Sunday morning--supposed to have conveyed to that post large reinforcements. The steamer Minnesota left Old Point on Saturday evening with troops, destined, it is said, for some point on the coast of North Carolina. Ocracoke is prepared City; but I place no confidence in the rumor. Also, I hear that troops from Old Point have landed at Newport News, simply to prevent the erection of batteries by o
From Norfolk. Norfolk May 27. --It is reported that the firing yesterday morning at Hampton was at a funeral of one of the soldiers at Old Point. The streets are full of the wildest rumors, and many dispatches predicated upon them should not be relied on. Load Stone. (Second Dispatch.) Norfolk, May 27,P. M. --The enemy have landed a great many troops to-day at Newport News, commanding the entrance to James River. All quiet here. No further news from Hampton. Powder.
. This line will, doubtless, be threatened also at other points, by bodies of men thrown out from Washington and Georgetown. If this line of communication can be broken up, then Harper's Ferry may be attacked by a large force from Pennsylvania and Washington; and a heavy column be thrown forward against our army in Culpeper, looking towards Gordonsville and Richmond. Probably these movements will be seconded by heavy forces thrown upon York River and the Rappahannock, and disembarked at Old Point. Newports News is occupied. Gen. Scott has declared his desire to conquer Virginia without much bloodshed, by means of a force too heavy to be resisted. We may certainly expect a very formidable army of invasion. We allude to these facts in order to show the great importance of activity and promptitude among our guerilla forces. Three-fourths of the men capable of bearing arms in Virginia are prevented, by their domestic and business engagements and obligations, from enlisting in