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Movements of the enemy on James river.

The Petersburg Express has information from a source entitled to credit, that the enemy are advancing from the south side of James river--one column moving towards Petersburg by way of Garysville, and the other on the river road. The latter were reported near Merchants' Hope Church Prince George county, about fourteen miles from Petersburg, on Tuesday last. A letter from a citizen of Starry county says that the enemy landed 10,000 men at Maycock's, on Saturday and Sunday last, and others state that 5,000 were landed on Tuesday at Coggin's Point. These numbers, however, are mere estimates and are probably much exaggerated. The Federal are said to be throwing a pontoon bridge across the river at Coggin's Point.

The pickets of the enemy are occasionally captured in the neighborhood by our videttes. Two captured on Tuesday are members of the Fourth Pennsylvania cavalry, who had gone into a gentleman's orchard near Merchant's Hope Church to gather pears. While thus regaling themselves, they were surprised and captured without resistance.--They state that they landed at Coggin's Point Monday night, and expressed no regret at their capture, but seemed to be rather gratified than otherwise.--They state that they have never been in a battle, and never expected to be; that they are opposed to the war, and hope that it will soon be brought to a termination.

Many of the farmers of Prince George are removing their families and effects to Petersburg and points beyond.

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