hot from one of our batteries ranged through the Galena from stem to stern, making frightful slaughter, and disabling the ship; and the whole fleet turned about and steamed down the river!
We have not lost a dozen men. We breathe freely; and the government will lose no time in completing the obstructions and strengthening the batteries.
McClellan is intrenching — that is, at least, significant of a respite, and of apprehension of attack.
Gen. Lee has admonished Major Griswold on the too free granting of passports.
Will it do any good?
All quiet to-day except the huzzas as fresh troops arrive.
We await the issue before Richmond.
It is still believed by many that it is the intention of the government and the generals to evacuate the city.
If the enemy were to appear in force on the south side, and another force were to march on us from Fredericksburg, we should be inevitably taken, in the event of the loss of a battle — an event I