ere rendered useless.
It is 1760 feet long, and 60 feet high.
Mr. John Minor Botts is here in difficulty, a negro being detected bearing a letter from him to the enemy's camp.
The letter asked if no order had come from Washington, concerning the restoration of his slaves taken away (he lives on the Rappahannock) by Hooker's men; and stating that it was hard for him to be insulted and imprisoned by the Confederate States-and deprived of his property by the United States-he a neutral. Gen. F. Lee thought he ought not to be permitted to remain in proximity to the enemy, and so sent him on to Richmond.
He was to see the Secretary to-day.
Hon. D. M. Lewis, Sparta, Ga., writes that he will cut his wheat on the 28th (to-morrow), and both for quality and quantity he never saw it equaled.
They have new flour in Alabama; and everywhere South the crops are unprecedented in amount.
To-morrow is election day. For Congress, Col. Wickham, who voted against secession, opposes Mr. Lyo
must feel his subordination to Gen. Bragg. Gen. Fitz Lee recommended strongly a Prussian officer foestern Virginia conducted to the cars (going to Lee's army) in chains. It made a chill shoot througe guard at Camp Lee are going in the morning to Lee's army; their places here to be filled by the rn of expulsion was soon after introduced.
Gen. Lee has suggested, and the Secretary of War has a breezes.
It is rumored and believed that Gen. Lee's army is in motion.
If this be so, we shallust fight; and I am sure he will be beaten, for Lee's strength is probably underestimated.
We alowing appears in the morning papers:
Gen. Lee's bill of fare.
The Richmond correspondenting about Gen. Lee's mode of living:
In Gen. Lee's tent meat is eaten but twice a week, the gevited a number of gentlemen to dine with him, Gen. Lee, in a fit of extravagance, ordered a sumptuoue paid it back to de man whar I got it from.
Gen. Lee heaved a sigh of deepest disappointment, and [10 more...]
arms and ammunition enough.
A letter from Gen. Lee indicates the propriety of Gen. Imboden retai the morning.
The following dispatch from Gen. Lee was received by Gen. Bragg to-day and sent toed the troops ten days longer.
And he blamed Gen. Lee for the loss of over 200,000 pounds of bacon nity of our army.
He saw a gentleman who saw Gen. Lee's son Robert yesterday, and was informed by h reinforced, and Grant is strong enough (two to Lee's one) to push on toward Richmond, our perils aue to the Confederate States; and he censures Gen. Lee, whom he considers a general, and the only onaily arriving.
The trains run from the city to Lee's headquarters in one hour and a half.
A leegiment that went up this morning 1000 men.
Lee's army is at Ashland-17 miles distant. The enemere is another rumor that Bragg's orders caused Lee to fall back; and, of course, the credulous peofew days ago to transport provisions, etc. to Gen. Lee's army, are visited hourly by wagons from the[49 more...]
Beauregard is on the right of our line; Lee's headquarters was at Yellow Tavern.
He is sufe is confident of success, since Beauregard and Lee command.
The Secretary of War granted a pasults at different points; and a dispatch from Gen. Lee says they resulted favorably to our arms.
d; but it indicates the imminency of a battle.
Lee has not less than 80,000 men — veterans.
I eless, Beauregard is here with some 20,000, and Lee did fall back to the defenses of Richmond.
o'clock A. M., when it ceased.
A dispatch from Lee stated that his line (behind breastworks, centeexception of some Federals piled up in front of Lee's breastworks.
A deserter says Grant intends to stink Lee out of his position, if nothing else will suffice.
What a war, and for what?
The Pres and yet, so far from striking down the army of Lee with superior numbers, we see, at this moment, and 200 missing.
Gen. Hampton dispatches Gen. Lee that he attacked the enemy's cavalry in Charl[8 more...]
rtion of Mahone's division, who attacked them in front, while their left flank was turned by Gen. Fitz Lee's cavalry.
The enemy was completely routed, and several pieces of artillery, with a numbs are going to the United States via the Potomac.
Hot and dry.
A dispatch from Gen. Lee (will be published on Monday) says Gen. Beauregard reports the number of prisoners taken from Wature.
I learn that Petersburg has not been much injured by the enemy's batteries, and that Gen. Lee has ordered the casting of mortars for use immediately.
To-morrow being the anniversary of a position on the James River which he might have occupied without any loss.
On the other hand, Lee wields a larger army than he began with, and better armed, clothed, and fed.
This ought to enlect as the scene of operations.
All the bridges will be defended with fortifications.
Besides, Lee is gathering rapidly an army on the Potomac, and may not only menace the enemy's capital, but tak
etc., leaving the stores already collected for Lee's army, which is in great straits.
March 7 said to be near Charlottesville-at Keswich.
Fitz Lee's cavalry and Pickett's infantry were sent in
A great many officers are here on leave from Lee's army-all operations being, probably, interdicvalry.
But it is a little extraordinary that Gen. Lee, with almost unlimited power, has not been abm Gen. R. E. Lee, received this morning, says Fitz Lee's cavalry was at Powhatan C. H. last night (sbut retired to the north side.
So telegraphs Gen. Lee.
Warm and cloudy.
My cabbagese cause was nearly hopeless.
Some 1200 of Fitz Lee's cavalry passed through the city at 2 P. M. Gen. Longstreet has been ordered by Gen. Lee to attack Sheridan.
He telegraphs back from north of ttheir position.
I know not how many more men Fitz Lee has in his division, but fear at least half hhe Danville Railroad, which would have deprived Lee's army of supplies.
The freshet rendered his p[8 more...]