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s, which could not be carried away, had been set fire to, and the con spread until fifty or sixty houses were consumed. This destruction, added to what occurred on the previous occupation of the place by the national troops some weeks ago, left Jackson but a poor wreck, looking little like the capital of a great State. So deliberately had the retreating army left the place that they took all their sick with them. Very few people were found in the place, and most of them were foreigners. en place, amounted to nine hundred men. Citizens said there had been much sickness during the summer months among the troops there. In the fields around were hundreds upon hundreds of graves, made principally since May last. When Johnston left Jackson he took away with him between fifty and sixty pieces of artillery; many of them were old and not very safe to use. At Vicksburg the Federal works are being leveled, and rebel fortifications put into a more perfect condition than they were b