The war Movements.
A dispatch from Fortress Monroe
, June 29, to the Northern
newspapers, furnishes the subjoined information!
' regiment arrived here this morning from Boston
, but proceeded on to Washington
The original destination of this regiment was Fortress Monroe
3d and 4th regiments are under orders to march tomorrow morning.--They will probably entrench themselves beyond Hampton bridge, and form the advance of an important movement towards York town.
Their time will expire in about three weeks.
The Naval Brigade will probably accompany them to Hampton
J. W. Bennett
, of the 1st Regiment of Vermont
, died yesterday, at the hospital, of typhus fever.
Over one hundred sick are now in the hospital.
A large number of fugitive slaves have come in to-day.
The Confederates this morning fired two or three shots from a new battery on James river
, directly opposite Newport News.
[The foregoing paragraph concerning "fugitive slaves." will attract the attention of every reader.
's vandals, in fact, seize all the negroes they can lay their hands upon, confiscate them as "contraband," drive them into the Fortress and put them to work, with short rations.
This is way the "fugitives come in."]
A Northern dispatch, dated Washington
, June 29, says:
The New York Second Regiment State Militia, now at Ball's Cross Roads, will soon change their camp to a point several miles thence.
It numbers about eight hundred and fifty men, one company performing duty on the Potomac
A gentleman who just arrived here from New Orleans reports that a British ship recently run the blockade and brought to that port several hundred tons of powder and twenty thousand stand of arms.
During this morning there was some heavy firing in the neighborhood, which was found to proceed from the testing of heavy ordnance.
The South Carolina
soldier who was taken prisoner yesterday afternoon, two miles from Fall's Church
, had, like too many of our own troops, imprudently ventured beyond his own lines.
His arms were of the best description.
He represents that he is a Massachusetts man by birth, but has long been a resident of the South
, and was in the attack on Fort Sumter
He states that, though money is scarce, there is no lack of substantial food.
The conduct of the Virginia Convention, outlawing any citizen who may take his seat in the Federal Congress, determines the polley of the Government
to sanction severe insures against the abettors and authors of the rebellion.
It is declared that the President
's Message will take firm ground against any peace with the rebels, until they acknowledge the authority of the Government
Owing to a number of affray having lately occurred in Washington
, the military authorities have detailed a number of regulars to patrol the streets during the day, as well as at night, for the purpose of arresting disorderly soldiers.
The New York 16th and 1st New Jersey Regiments arrived here this morning.
The other two will reach here during the day.