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War to keep off a Worse war. --The New Orleans Bee says General McClellan is reported to have really thought he could conquer the Confederate States, that it was as impossible for the United States to subjugate the South, as it is for the South to subjugate the United States, and that they (the United States) were keeping up the war because, if they had not a common enemy in the South, they would fall to fighting among themselves. We doubt with the Bee, whether McClellan ever gave utteraMcClellan ever gave utterance to any such opinion; but we have no doubt that in his heart he entertains it. And not only be, but all the Black Republican party. Whatever may have been the original conviction of that party, they must already have seen enough to shake it to the very foundation. Everywhere, since the commencement of the war — along the whole line of the frontier — the armies of the North, with only two exceptions, have suffered defeat. At Bethel at Bull Run, at Manassas, at Springfield at Lexington, at
Sunday, the 20th, it was known that the enemy had crossed in considerable force at E. ward's Ferry; and General Evans was advertised of the fact that a strong column, supported by artillery, was about to advance upon him from the direction of Gen. McClellan's left wing, via the Burnt Bridge on Goose Creek. To oppose the force at Edward's Ferry, General Evans sent the 13th Mississippi, Col. Barksdale, and the 18th Mississippi, Colonel Burt. The 17th Mississippi, Colonel Featherston, was aftconducted into Leesburg, by the overjoyed boys of the gallant 8th. Thus terminated a battle which was desperately fought against great odds, and in which the defeat of the enemy was no less perfect than at Manassas. Its effect is shown by McClellan's falling back — which may or may not be unfortunate. With that I have nothing to do, being simple chronicler of the battle of Leesburg. The enemy has fallen back here also. Gen. Banks has retired his force to Poolesville, where — seen from
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he most ultra Lincoln hue, it is but reasonable to suppose that the dispatches are of the same character: A Variety of rumors — capture of Norfolk by the Feds. The city has been full of rumors again to-day. Among them stories that General McClellan has resigned, and that his resignation will be accepted, that a court of inquiry is to be ordered on the late movement toward Leesburg, to ascertain upon whose authority it was ordered, and who was responsible for its result. Then again, i The success in Western Virginia. The success of Gen. Kelly in Western Virginia is reported at the White House to-day, and gives us the hopes and encouragement we lost after the disaster at Leesburg. Gen. M'Clellan over the river. Gen. McClellan remained over the river last night, not returning to Washington until about noon to-day. No movements have taken place of any moment, though great expectations are entertained. The Confiscation law to be Enforced. The Government is r
ont has absconded, carrying off with him the maps, charts, and even the sealed orders of the expedition. From Washington — pressure upon M'Clellan — more about Fremont. Washington, Oct. 29. --There is considerable pressure upon General McClellan, urging him to a battle near Bull Run as speedily as possible. It is rumored that efforts are being made to supplant McClellan. Much speculation is indulged in relative to the effect of Fremont's removal. Many believe that he wilMcClellan. Much speculation is indulged in relative to the effect of Fremont's removal. Many believe that he will be declared Military Dictator. Col. Baker's body to be embalmed. Washington, Oct. 29. --The body of Col. Baker, who was killed in the battle near Leesburg, has been embalmed, and will be exhibited in state in Philadelphia previous to its removal to California. The engagement near Savannah. Savannah, Nov. 2 --The engagement near Savannah was caused by an attempt of the Federal fleet to burn a schooner which was aground at Warsaw beach. The attempt failed, and the Fed