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d the tender care and gentle kindness of these angels of mercy contribute materially to the relief of those who have fallen by the hands of the foe. The ladies of this city will ever be gratefully remembered by the gallant spirits from every State who have had occasion to occupy the hospitals of Richmond. Yankee prisoners. About four hundred captured Yankees were brought into this city yesterday. Among the number was Major General George A. McCall, U. S. A. the next in command to McClellan. This officer on his arrival, was conducted before General Winder, and paroled to stay within the limits embraced in the area covered by the Spotswood House. It is understood that he will continue there till the quarters now being prepared on 18th street are ready for the reception of all the abolition officers. We are not specially advised as to the circumstances attending his capture, but it is understood that he rode unconsciously into the line of our pickets at an early hour on Mond
y of both Henrico and Charles City. It is skirted generally by wide low lands, and in some parts considerable swamps. McClellan army had, a part of it, crossed to the South side of the Chickahominy, and were fortified on the Williamsburg road, ande therefore advancing on Richmond with their backs to the city; such was the position into which General Lee had forced McClellan. The position which the latter here occupied, however, was one of great strength. "Jackson having begun the conteate army. The enemy's lines were finally broken and his strong positions all carried, and night covered the retreat of McClellan's broken and routed columns to the South side of the Chickahominy. This retreat to the Richmond side of the river was n down towards the James River, through Charles City. The position of the armies at the time of writing this, owing to McClellan's rapid movements and brilliant strategy, may be designated as decidedly shifting; indeed dissolving views are the prin
ration is preparing. The name of the writer we deem it judicious to withhold; but will state that the letter is from one brother to another: "I am also glad, Ben. you are not a miserable abolitionist. I am glad to hear you speak well of McClellan. I wish he and the whole army would turn against abolition and its leaders. Dear Ben. I hoped this war would be over and all things settled again. It seems the Southerners are very determined to have their independence. I believe they will; hope the South will never give up while there is a free negro in the country. I suppose there are a great many soldiers who think they ought to be free, but such are fools and beggars. What do the soldiers in general think about the abuse of McClellan? Do you think the soldiers of the middle States will ever suffer him to be insulted by the G — d d — n Fremont fanatical abolitionists? I believe yet, that Pennsylvania, the middle States, and the border States, will get tired of abolition fa
The Daily Dispatch: July 2, 1862., [Electronic resource], The view of Affairs on the South side of James River. (search)
The view of Affairs on the South side of James River. --The telegraph has already stated the attempted escape of McClellan's army via James river. The Petersburg Express, of Tuesday, Says: Information was received from our pickets on James river, last evening at 6 o'clock, stating that the Confederates had driven the remnant of McClellan's army to the river, just opposite the Chesterfield shore and immediately above Bermuda Hundreds. Our forces were pouring into them vollies of mt deem it prudent to land. Four Federal transports passed down the river yesterday afternoon, loaded with a portion of McClellan's army, but seventy-five transports will not convey them away, unless we have already killed and captured more than halore we shall get another such chance to exterminate the invaders, we hope to hear to-day that at least three fourths of McClellan's one hundred thousand have been killed and captured. We understand that one of the Federal gunboats darted up and
re for it. It will be recollected by your readers that shortly after General McClellan had paid his accustomed visit to our troops in this direction on Wednesdain our camp. Success probably imagined that reinforcements were arriving for McClellan, and the reconnaissance in force was for the purpose of ascertaining the exte. Johnson, who is an old resident — and which has retarded the movements of Gen. McClellan, had new taken a favorable turn, and we have been blessed during the past whout a battle, would be a decided misfortune, and put back the of the war. Gen. McClellan does not mean to allow this, if he can possibly prevent it. If he delays thhe rear of the rebel capital, with a strong, force. The visit of Burnside to McClellan at headquarters undoubtedly meant work in this very direction. But more signrom Richmond, the last hope of the rebels, the hope of flight, is cut off. Is McClellan awaiting the echo of the guns at Fort Darting? If so, twenty millions wait w