chmond, and has doubtless returned to the Federal Capital are this.
The Petersburg Express has received the following statement from gentlemen who left Norfolk last Saturday afternoon:
They represent the city as filled with Lincoln soldiers, but arrangements had been made which will reduce the number to 3,000, the balance advancing as far as Suffolk, where they will remain until a junction with Burnside can be effected.
Among the soldiers at Norfolk is a regiment composed entirely of Dutch, from the Colonel down to the drummer boys.
The orders are all given in the Dutch language, and one sees and hears nothing but Dutch while in their presence.
The people of Norfolk keep aloof from the Federals, having no intercourse with them whatever.
The stores are all closed, and it is a rare sight to see a male citizen on the streets — the ladies never.
All the flags among the ships, and on the Custom-House and Atlantic Hotel, were flying at half- mast Saturday.