leys of the Shenandoah and Rappahannock, and that he may appear threatening the banks of the Potomac.
It is know too, that Pope is powerless, for the moment to make any stand against a serious attack.
He has but few at Manassas, and some soldiers in the Valley, who watch the movements of the Secessionist detachments left with Ewell by Jackson.
Virginia does not entirely absorb public attention.
The army of Halleck is said to have melted away, no less than that of Beauregard.
It is a fact that the Federal have made no progress in Mississippi or Alabama since the evacuation of Corinth.
The Generals of Halleck are scattered.
Pope commands on the Shenandoah; Lewis Wallace demands a place in the army of the Potomac; the astronomer Mitchell is at Washington; McClernand is at Corinth; Cook, Nelson and Crittenden, entrenched between Huntsvile and Decatur, make no movement; Buell operates obscurely and fruitlessly in Last Tennessee; and Grant, almost without soldie
the north, the enemy doubtless hope to make a successful movement on Richmond.
He will be foiled in this, as he has been in every other.
The exchange of prisoners.
Col. Madison Miller, of the 18th Missouri volunteers, Major Stone, of the 3d Iowa, and Capt. P. Gregg, of the 18th Illinois, returned to this city yesterday morning from Richmond.
They came up from Old Point on Friday night, per flag of truce, as was mentioned in Saturday's Express.--These officers were captured by Gen. Beauregard at the battle of Shiloh, and at their own request were released on parole to repair to Washington to endeavor to bring about a system of general exchange of prisoners between the two Governments.
We stated on Saturday that they had failed in their efforts; but we are informed by one of the officers that they have not entirely failed, but have strong hopes of bringing about some satisfactory plan.
Col. Miller and Major Stone returned to Washington yesterday morning to renew their effor