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The news The Richmond and Petersburg lines. Unbroken quiet prevails on these lines. The report comes to us from Petersburg that Grant is transferring some of his troops to aid Sherman in North Carolina. We cannot vouch for the truth of the report. A large body of woods on the lines below Richmond were on fire yesterday. From North Carolina. There was a rumor on the streets yesterday that General Johnston had attacked Sherman in his entrenchments at Bentonsville and dis entrenchments at Bentonsville and driven him out of them. We have received no official intelligence confirmatory of the rumor, and for this and other reasons, doubt that there is foundation for it. General Singleton. After a protracted visit, this gentleman left Richmond yesterday by flag of truce for Grant's lines. We learn that the objects, whether looking to peace or commerce, that brought him to Richmond, have not been realized. He goes back a sadder. if not a wiser, man.
The News. The fight at Petersburg on Saturday--successful attack on Grant's lines South of the Appomattox--General Lee's official Dispatch. A spirited and successful assault was made upon Grant's lines east of Petersburg at daylight Saturday morning, a full account of which is given in the following official report of General Lee.--There was in the evening some skirmishing on our right, with no important result. Over five hundred prisoners, captured during the morning, have arrived inGrant's lines east of Petersburg at daylight Saturday morning, a full account of which is given in the following official report of General Lee.--There was in the evening some skirmishing on our right, with no important result. Over five hundred prisoners, captured during the morning, have arrived in this city. We give General Lee's report: "Headquarters army Confederate States,"March 25, 1865--11:20 P. M. "Hon. J. C. Breckinridge, Secretary of War: "At daylight this morning, General Gordon assaulted and carried the enemy's works at Hare's Hill, capturing nine pieces of artillery, eight mortars, and between five and six hundred prisoners, amongst them one brigadier-general and a number of officers of lower grade. "The lines were swept for a distance of four or five hundred
The last sensation card at the North is that both Jeff. Davis and General Lee propose to give up the ship. What must be the gullibility of a people which can swallow such a dose as that without winking! The next story will be that Jeff, is on his way to Mexico, with Lee making tracks in the same direction, for the purpose of offering his military services to Maximilian. It is a long time since we have seen Jeff. Davis, and possibly he has really given General Grant the slip, and is, by this time, on his way to the Halls of the Montezuma. All that either he or Lee have to do is to step on one of the Southern trains, and evaporate. One Yankee writer, however, is of opinion that Jeff. may prefer to run against William H. Seward as the Copperhead candidate for the next Presidency. Another thinks that Lee would like to get back his old position in the United States army. What disposition is proposed to be made of itself by the Confederate army is not stated. Probabl