A gentleman from Gloucester county
furnishes us with some particulars of the wild career the Yankees
are leading there.
is in command of the force at Gloucester Point
, and in consequence of several dashes made on his pickets.
has threatened, on their repetition, to burn every house in the neighborhood A cavalry command called the "California
Hundreds, " composed of the cum of the lowest classes in the cities of the United States
, has been making raids in the county, stealing and destroying as they go. The barn of Dr. Bird
, with 700 barrels of corn, and that of Mr. Patterson Smith
, with 500 barrels, were burnt by them.
Is both cases the carriages of the owners.
with farming utensils, etc., were thrown into the firms.
's burn was also burnt.
Among the robberies worthy of the Yankees
was that recently committed at the house of Mr. John Taliaferro
A gunboat came up and landed a party, who proceeded to the house, and, after stealing what they wanted, ripped up a Brussals carpet from the floor, took it aboard the ship, and steamed off.
are clearing out the York river oysters
There are about thirty New Haven vessels lying in the river, taking cargoes for the North
When the firing at Williamsburg
Saturday. there was quite a panic among the gunboats and river craft, the former attaining up to the gunboat Yorktown
, and the latter setting sail for the month of the river.