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ed yesterday from the armies below, although rumor was busy, as usual; and in this instance the most prominent was that McClellan had been reinforced, was throwing up fortifications at Westover and preparing for a final and desperate struggle for thd proceeded to the river ever the road running down to Shitley, the residence of Hill Carter. Esq. At 11 o'clock on Monday McClellan with his sides, stopped at the residence of Mr. Marton Cary on the Quaker road, from McClellan before He is said toMcClellan before He is said to Lieut accompanied that portion of the army, taking the Shirley road. The battle of Tuesday evening, one of the most terrific of the whole war, and in which immense loss was sustained by both parties, was with the rear guard of the army, which seemcation to the "rebel Capital." A letter found on the battle-ground, addressed to a Federal soldier, admits that "McClellan is getting outgeneraled very often," and goes on to say--"I suppose you heard about the beating Banks got.--The "rabble
we have received is the Washington Star. The following is the way the defeat is smothered up: Last night the town was considerably excited by a mischievous rumor to the effect that there had been heavy fighting on the Peninsula, and that McClellan had met with a bad reverse. Such rumors have usually been put in circulation by Secesh, but the present one was traced to an employes at the Capital, who stated it on the authority of members of Congress. There was not a word of truth in the ellan had met with a bad reverse. Such rumors have usually been put in circulation by Secesh, but the present one was traced to an employes at the Capital, who stated it on the authority of members of Congress. There was not a word of truth in the story, and it seems to have been set afloat in a spirit of revenge by some of the junketing marplote who were so deservedly set to the right shout by Gen. McClellan, on their endeavor to predicate to his front, on their late visit to the Peninsula.
the yielded with great reluctance. General McClellan was on the field during the afternoon anajor and two Captains, from the left wing of McClellan's army, reached this city this morning at 5 eport the battle as having been commenced by McClellan on Friday morning, and than the Confederateson, of an almost impregnable character, when McClellan rode up, and this Major says he heard him gi to their middles. At this juncture General McClellan moved his left wing around to the rear oworking of the telegraph, he believed to be "McClellan has commenced bombarding Richmond, and the ctimate that the Confederates lost six men to McClellan's one. These officers were released from th order — it would seem — in consequence of Gen. McClellan's right wing giving way. The "White Hosupply all the furniture. What were General McClellan's intentions, after Sunday noon, are now, are all now in Confederate hands — and General McClellan must either retreat, in order to live, u[12 more...
e. A boat sent up to communicate with Gen. McClellan by way of James river was fired on recentlh wires and open direct communication with Gen. McClellan. Arrangements are perfecting under thhere, to convey a full supply of stores to Gen. McClellan's army, but by what means I am not at libegunboats have established communication with McClellan's left wing, so that all uneasiness relativeew, from the last that the change of line by McClellan, though with some serious consequences to hinforced. We have no tidings of what was McClellan's loss though where is some ... he hasDix. Their tenor is understood to be that Gen. McClellan's right was attacked with great impetuositiny, the enemy taking the left. On his left McClellan, with much severe fighting, had penetrated areported that, during the two days fighting, McClellan's loss was 10,000. Under this head we have hmond. It was ... of the last Intelligence McClellan When the Dragon left the wounded had [1 more...]
g definite in regard to loss. In the retreat forced upon General-McClellan by the superior numbers of the enemy, I learn that he had to spikthe Prince de Joinville, reached Washington this forenoon, from Gen. McClellan's immediate front, and a dispatch has been received here, sent d that a heavy one also occurred on Monday last. Further, that Gen. McClellan is in position and successfully repulsing the attacks made uponer, eight miles below Fort Darling. We gather further that Gen. McClellan feels success of holding his ground, from which he expects to mrebels, who are fighting like devils incarnate, knowing well that McClellan's late movement, if they cannot speedily overwhelm him, insures t movement (which the Richmond papers represent as a forced one on McClellan's part.) To our positive knowledge, Gen. McClellan on that day reGen. McClellan on that day remarked that he would make no report concerning the action until he regarded the movement and its contingents (the fighting) over. This accoun
w that the heats of summer are coming on." The London Daily News treats the affair as a decided victory for the Federals, and advances evidence to show that McClellan was not taken by surprise. It says there can be little doubt that the Confederates intended to inflict a crushing blow and that they failed in their object. Th has been again imposed on the Federal Generals of confessing themselves worsted by opponents whom they affirmed to despise. No one can read the dispatch of General McClellan, without being convinced that it fells the story or a and defeat." The London Morning Herald thinks that General McClellan's plans have been disturbedGeneral McClellan's plans have been disturbed, and it may even turn out that they have been spoiled by the vigilance and enterprise of the enemy. The London Herald believes that the Confederates are likely to defend Richmond to the last extremity, and that one attack will now succeed another until the city is entered, or the Federals routed and driven across the Chickaho
e movements. Our news column, devoted to the movements of the armies below Richmond, gives all the information we have. Indeed, facts concerning the operations of our forces are hard to obtain. Since Tuesday, up to yesterday morning, there had been no fighting of a serious nature. The enemy was employed in escaping, and in selecting positions of safety or defence for those who did not get off altogether. It is reported that he had on Saturday a large force in position near Mr. Hill Carter's probably on his estate, industriously employed in strengthening its defences. It was also reported that strong reinforcements had been sent to join McClellan and had arrived. As the enemy commands the river, he has many advantages; but we suppose our Generals have an eye to these and have taken measures accordingly. A great battle was anticipated on Saturday, and again on yesterday, to take place at the point above named, where the enemy was apparently disposed to make a stand.
e gunboat Monitor and another passed up above City Point, shelling the woods frequently as they progressed. The Tribune, of the 28th ult., has been received it states that the killed, wounded, and missing at the fight near Charleston was 688. Gen. Benham was placed under arrest for making the attack. He and his staff have reached New York. The fight caused a decline in stocks. Petersburg, July 6.--The Yankees have buried over 500 of their dead at Shirley, and left over 100 wounded, who fell into our hands. Our pickets now occupy Shirley. Nine more prisoners have been brought to Petersburg. They say that McClellan was in a strong position at Berkeley, that he has been reinforced by Shields's division, has 80 to 100,000 men, and will give battle. Balloons were sent up yesterday and to-day. The wagon train is still visible, and the tents of the enemy dot the country for miles. A member of Sickles's brigade says that out of 5,000 men not more than 500 are left.
Affairs in Memphis. Jackson, Miss., (via Mobile,) July 5. --The Memphis Argus and Avalanche had both been suppressed — the former for asking Grant's permission to publish the Southern account of McClellan's defeat at Richmond, the latter for alleged incendiary sentiments published in their paper. The Confederate pickets are now within four miles of Memphis. Warm work is expected. Seventeen more of the enemy's pickets were found dead last Wednesday morning. The Northern paparm work is expected. Seventeen more of the enemy's pickets were found dead last Wednesday morning. The Northern papers, of the 30th ult., are perfectly silent on McClellan's "On to Richmond." Young Napoleon's defeat is not mentioned in any Yankee paper. A dispatch from Cairo states that two companies of Illinois cavalry, whilst going up the river from Memphis, mutinied and took possession of the steam boat. The cause is not assigned. They were arrested on their arrival at Cairo.