The demonstration on the Peninsula — Withdrawal of the Yankees from New Kent C. H.
Later developments tend to show that the recent demonstration of the enemy, below this city, was not one possessed of the magnitude at first attached to it, though formidable enough to exhibit a purpose to visit Richmond
if they had not been promptly met and thwarted in their designs.
It is said they were rather astonished at the determined resistance offered them at Bottom's Bridge, on Sunday morning.
A gentleman who resides in New Kent county
, who came to the city yesterday, estimates their numbers at about 6,000, of which there were three regiments of cavalry, and one of negro infantry.
This latter did not come farther than New Kent Court-House.
On their return from Bottom's Bridge on Sunday, they stated that the expedition had been undertaken on account of information furnished by refugees from Richmond
, who had represented to the commandant at Williamsburg
, that there was nothing to prevent them from entering Richmond
The latest information we have with reference to these raiders is, that they have left New Kent, and gone back to Williamsburg