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particulars. Operations in Northern Virginia. The following dispatches, from the agent of the Associated Press, comprise all we behave in addition from Gen. Lee's army. It will be seen that the slaughter of the enemy thus far has been immense, and if it keeps on at this rate their movement "on to Richmond" will be finalces of artillery taken by the enemy, we have a well authenticated report that they were subsequently recaptured by our troops. Latest official Dispatch from Gen. Lee. The following dispatch was received at the War Department yesterday evening: Spotsylvania C H., May 14. To the President: The enemy assaulted Wiing towards our right. In the afternoon Wright's and Harris's brigades assaulted his left and captured some prisoners and one stand of colors. (Signed) R. E. Lee. Guiney's Station, May 12. --Very little of interest transpired yesterday. Heavy skirmishing occurred at intervals during the whole of last night
From General Lee's Army. [from our own correspondent.] Army of Northern Virginia,Spotsylvania C. H., May 9, 1864. The operations in this quarter continue to be of the most interesting character. On Saturday afternoon, the 7th inst., the date of my last letter, the cavalry reported that Grant, while keeping up a threatening attitude in our front, was preparing to move still further to our right, and in the direction of Spotsylvania Court-House, and Richmond. Having fortified his position, especially on the plank road and turnpike, he hoped that a small force would be able to hold it, while the main body of his army was being moved to this place, the possession of which was a matter of the greatest consequence to Grant. The road from Germanna Ford, on the Rapidan, by which he advanced, leads directly to this point, and thence to Richmond. Other important roads, including one from Fredericksburg, intersect here, and render in a place of no little strategic value. In the pr