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ishing amplifications and parade of words cum grano salis. All were so far deceived by her glittering show as to believe that a battle had been fought in or about Hampton, for many had heard the discharge of musketry and the enemy were seen through a glass — darkly, as it has turned out — from Sewell's Point, escaping for their liford of truth in the reports. No battle was or has been fought, and consequently none killed or wounded. The cause of the rumor is as started by a gentleman from Hampton. It seems a body of troops, companies of Zouaves, marched into Hampton Thursday or Friday, and marched back again, and the firing was simply the discharge of theHampton Thursday or Friday, and marched back again, and the firing was simply the discharge of their arms after reaching their camp ground. So much for the famous battle. Hampton is completely deserted, and contains but two white inhabitants. The report also is that the tug Yankee has been captured a short distance up York River. That a Pungee with one or two hundred armed men went within hulling distance, for the purpo
Telegraphic dispatches. No one can regret more than ourselves the error with which our Norfolk telegraphic correspondent was led, and in turn led this paper as well as others in Petersburg, in the account of a battle near Hampton. The dispatch was sent by a reliable gentleman, and we have every reason to know that he is incapable of willfully deceiving the public, but must have been imposed upon himself. At the same time, it is but just to ourselves to add that we simply expressed a hope that the reported victory might prove true, and that we shall hereafter be exceedingly cautious of what we publish by telegraph.
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.
Compliment to a Young Virginian. --We learn that J. B. Taylor, Jr. son of Rev. Dr. Taylor of this city. and late a student at the Baptist Theological Seminary in South Carolina, was last week unanimously elected by the Brooks' Troop of Greenville, as their Chaplain. This troop will be connected with Hampton's Legion.