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With regard to the movements of Gen. Burnside, which were somewhat mysterious heretofore, we learn that two divisions of his army were on shipboard and had actually started to join Gen. McClellan's army ten days ago. The expedition it appears, was hearing Hatteras when a boat from Roanoke Island, with dispatches for Gen. Burnside, containing the intelligence that Gen. McClellan's army was in Richmond, intercepted the fleet Upon this information the troops were ordered back to Newbern, and a boat was sent to Fortress Monroe to obtain positive information.
The return of the boat brought the true story, and matters were arranged accordingly.
Had the first story proved true.
Burnside's army would no doubt, have marched inland to prevent the retreat of the rebel army — a duty which is only postponed for another day. In the meantime, we may ask, who is responsible for sending this false report?
The flag boat of Gen. Burnside, however, which is no doubt, but a short way in