Washington, April 15. – An officer who left the National Army before Yorktown, reports that he left Gen. McClellan in the best of spirits and sanguine of his ability to drive the rebels out of Yorktown and Virginia.
The same officer says that when he left the rebels were burning their barracks, an evidence of a preparation to evacuate, or an expectation to be speedily driven out.
The absence of official news from Pittsburgh Landing is in consequence of the want of telegraph communication; the wires having been cut at several points in Tennessee by person in the employ of the rebels.
The Secretary of War has ordered that any one caught in this act of barbarity shall be shot on the spot. A man detected in cutting the wires in Virginia was so served but a few days ago.
– Published in the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 19, 1862
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