BY TELEGRAPH.

                                           WAR MOVEMENTS!

                                    OCCUPATION OF NEWPORT POINT.

                          STAMPEDE OF FUGITIVES TO FT. MONROE.

A NEW LEVY OF 100,000 MEN.

  By Vermont & Boston Line.

                                                            Washington, May 29th.

            The federal pickets were fired at last night 12 miles inward from the outer camp. Gen. Batler [Butler] with 2,500 men including the 3rd Mass. Regiment have taken possession of an important point below Fortress Monroe have planted a battery commanding the Bay and have commence intrenchm.nts. [intrenchment] Important despatches were sent to General Butler last night by a special steamer.

            Washington is unusually quiet.

                                                                                                BALTIMORE [BALTIMORE], May 29.

            Steamer Georgiana has arrived from Fortress Monroe. She says a small steamer from Norfolk under a flag of truces has just landed over 100 refugees on the Cumberland, mostly the wives and children of the laborers in the navy yard. They state that there are from 7 to 9000 troops at Norfolk and Portsmouth.

            General Beauregard had not arrived at Norfolk. Perfect gloom and terror prevaded the community.



"Stampede of Negroes to Ft. Monroe," Burlington (VT) Free Press, May 29, 1861, p. 3.

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