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From Norfolk.

[Special Correspondence of the Dispatch.]
Norfolk, Va, July 26, 1861
The remains of Lieut Adams were escorted to the Petersburg cars on Wednesday, under a detachment of his fellow soldiers and a number of citizens. The solemn cortege, slowly moving to the step of the dead macro, was indeed imposing to witness. We saw several ladies moved to tears, in sympathy for the loved ones at home who are to receive his remains.

Lieut. Adams is represented to have been greatly respected by his fellow-comrades, as a man of temperate habits general but having received the news of a sister's death; thought to drown his feelings in drink God be with his dear wife and little ones, whom he leaves behind him to mourn their loss.

A little steamer carried up a number of gun carriages to North Carolina yesterday. Work men at the Gosport Yard are actively engaged in the manufacture of these, and numbers have already been sent to that State.

Scott's creek, in Portsmouth, so named, we understand, in honor of Gen Scott's parents being buried there, is strongly fortified. It does seem to us, if no other consideration of decency would move his heart, this should. But we believe this ingrate traitor is too steeped in crime to render even the graves of his parents fit objects of his respect.

One of Lincoln's steamers went up James river yesterday, whether with troops or not, is unknown.

I regret to learn that a young man, by the name of Smiley, was run over by a wagon at Talbot's farm yesterday, and was seriously hurt. He was brought into the city and will be properly cared for.

Yesterday, set apart by Mayor Lamb as a day of thanksgiving for our recent success at Manassas, was observed in the proper manner. Services were held in all the churches.

Our troops are in fine spirits, and ready for the fray.


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