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Looking Towards Norfolk

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asaiDgton, May 29. Tlio following, from Eoitress Mo dated Mbiiday evenftïg, 27th, iafrom the correspondenco of tho AssocidtWI Press : A foi-c3f 2,500 inon, incluüíng a few Irá ana fuur piceos of Artillen-, l to-dny ;m entreiiched camp at Newpórt, near tlio mbútíi of the James . ab'oat ten miles fPóhi fdi'trtós M on roe. Tlio rebel battery (iro'l f W sliots at tlie Kn.'jiire Citj and Quaker City. off S'-w.ii I's Point. and. fBóügll ovor three miles distan!, tliesliot feil but littlo short, indieatin t Ij : t tlio giins of thu rc-btl battcry are of' tlio heftviest calibre. Newport, liko Söwall's Poirit, is in plavn silit frnm Pörtre'ss Mbnróe. 'l'he roadstead i'.ioro is abbftt tliree miles wide; Ouo object of the cv.trcnclicd camp is to command a saud iland which ia midwajr botwe,on and complctely guards itrance to James lïivor. General Btttlcr was fearful that tlio rebels would take possesèiou of tlie 8 Nesport c alsb to a givat extent tlie Peuiiisnla bctweon the Jatóes and York II i vers. A largo forte is to be assembleil there, and sa important a uiovomont is like'y to moet oppoittoo. ■ Thcre was evidentlj grc:it activity at Sewnlls's Point last night', Hampton is iïèdrij doserted. The long bridge there was burncd on Snturdnjf. ■ AboutlOO fiiitivíK caiAë n this morning. They wero providcd v.itli r;r. and set to work.


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