The late raid

up the Peninsula was such a complete fizzle that yesterday it was hardly spoken of in the street-corner conversations. Intelligence from the Peninsula shows that the 400 Yankees have returned to Williamsburg, congratulating themselves, doubtless, on the success of their audacity. But a few weeks ago four companies of raw troops, under Col., D. J. Godwin, attacked and routed two regiments of cavalry from the Peninsula who were attempting to destroy the South Anna bridge, on the Fredericksburg railroad. A commander with such dash would be most serviceable on the Peninsula would soon make that country available to the Confederacy, and not an open ground to be raided upon at the pleasure of the enemy.

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