The report of Yankees at Gordonsville.
There seems to have been some misapprehension as to the raid of the enemy in the neighborhood of Gordonsville
on the line of the Central Railroad.
part the early part of the day yesterday it was absented with apparent confidence, that three hundred of the enemy's cavalry had visited that town and after dashing through the place, and capturing the telegraph operator, had retired.
It was then reported that six thousand of the enemy was at Orange Court House
, a few miles below Gordonsville
and that the greater part, if not the army of the Valley of Virginia
, under Pope
were in Culpeper county
We have endeavored is ascertain by cautious inquiry the facts in con with the appearance of the Yankee
forces is that quarter and are satisfied that the statements alluded to are essentially incorrect.
On Sunday a body of Yankees appeared at the river on the northern edge of Orange county
and destroyed the railroad bridge over that but if our information is correct, they never visited Gordonsville
at all, and retired after committing the damage stated.
It is probable that the Vaster Government
, alarmed by the rout of their army at Richmond
, entertained some apprehensions for the safety of Washington
, and by way of the movements of our forces in such an are destroying the railroad between Gordonsville
It is known that they have already destroyed the bridges and track of the Manassas
Railroad and it is more than probable that the Orange and Alexandria Road
will be suspected to the same fare.
It is certain that no from that direction upon Richmond
is in or the bridge over the Rapidan
would not have been destroyed.