From the Peninsula.
The Federal forces on the Peninsula
are not stationary.
We learn through a letter from Turner's ford, ten miles this side of Diascund bridge, written yesterday, that the Yankees
were reported to be advancing upon the latter point; but the writer adds that no signs of them have yet been seen.
It is stated that our scouts near Diascund captured a Yankee mail Sunday, with a dispatch from Gen. Dix
, ordering him to march on Richmond
, as those were the instructions from the War Department at Washington
It is added that this letter was sent to the War Department here.
From the White House
we learn that the Federal
have made a slight advance.
They occupy Tunstall
's station, four miles this side chiefly with a cavalry force.
The camp is to the right of Tunstall
's station, between the Williamsburg
road and the railroad.
The Yankee steamers on the Pamunkey
were very busy Sunday and yesterday traveling up and down the river.
The person who communicated this did not see whether they were landing troops or not.