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The Daily Dispatch: September 25, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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m our army — the victory of Saturday. As far as we were able to ascertain at a late hour last night, not one word of official information had been received from our army during yesterday. Of the whereabouts or operations of our forces under Gen. Lee, nothing later is known. It is true that the public has been abundantly supplied with rumors of every hue and casie, but of reliable information there seems a complete dearth. We are not of that class — which is numerous — who believe that then received in official quarters. We are satisfied, from our own investigations, that no such news has been received. The latest intelligence we have dates back as far as Sunday; but even in this we find nothing to satisfy us positively whether Gen. Lee occupies the northern or southern bank of the Potomac. Why later information has not been received, is no part of our duty to explain, but in the absence of news we have no right to infer that out arms have suffered any reverse. Of the gre<
render them almost impassible, Gen. Burnside must avail himself of the advantages of the winter season for his advance upon the rebel capital.*** Let Washington be rendered perfectly safe without requiring Gen. Burnside to keep a sharp eye in that direction while advancing upon Richmond, and let him be further assisted with a co- operating land and a naval force by way of the James and York rivers, and his advance upon the rebel capital will be the death blow to the rebellion. The army Lee, if not captured or destroyed at Richmond, will be enveloped by forces sufficient to capture it or scatter it to the inds; and, with the loss of this army, the suffering and exhausted people of the rebellions South themselves come to the rescue. They will recognize in the results of the late New York and other elections of the Northern States a guarantee of security in the Union, and they will adopt the saving alternative of submission. But time is precious. The condition of the Fede
r supplies as far as Brooks's station, six miles from Aquia Creek, which greatly accommodates our troops. Notwithstanding the late had condition of the roads quartermasters' supplies have been promptly furnished. Long lines of roads have been corduroyed under direction of Col. Ingalls Chief Quartermaster of the army, and are in good condition. The camp fires of the enemy are constantly increasing within sight of Fairmont, affording indications of augmentation of the rebel forces Gen. Lee has joined Gen Longstreet and Gen. A. P. Bill and Gen. D. H. Hill and Gen. Jackson are known to be on the way thither. Yesterday the enemy were busily engaged in constructing additional works in the rear and to the left of Fredericksburg. The cars bring troops and supplies regularly to the rebel troops, stopping at a point three miles from the town. The rebels continue to face us upon the other side of the river with the greatest effrontery. Yesterday they were seen by our p