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s here and taken to Williamsburg, where they were treated with the utmost kindness by Col. Campbell, of the Fifth Pennsylvania. Next day they went to Jamestown Island, where they took boats for Gen. McClellan's headquarters. They gave him some very valuable information, and received furloughs to go home and recruit their health. Disbanding Hunter's negro brigade in South Carolina. The Northern papers give the following account of the disbanding of the negro brigade raised at Port Royal, S. C., by Gen. Hunter: The negro brigade, organized by Gen. Hunter, has proved an unmitigated failure. Out of eight hundred contrabands on the muster roll, there were some five hundred who "skedaddled, " and many of the remainder felt so uneasy under military control and discipline that they watched for opportunities to escape. On Saturday afternoon last a rumor prevailed around Hilton Head that the famous negro brigade would be disbanded that afternoon.--The rumor of the disbandment