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McClellan's Lessees. We stated, some time ago, our belief that McClellan had lost, since he landed in Virginia, at least 80,000 men. That we made a good guess, we are now enabled to prove from McClellan had lost, since he landed in Virginia, at least 80,000 men. That we made a good guess, we are now enabled to prove from the showing of the Yankees themselves. 1st Chandler, in his speech, says that, first and last, 158,000 men had been sent to him. this information he obtained from the War office. It cannot thent of the Cincinnati --a thorough war paper — says that President Lincoln, after his visit to McClellan at Berkley said to four gentlemen, only the Friday before the day on which he was writing, "wiwn to the Peninsula." Now, the half of 158,000 is 79,000, and this is the actual loss of McClellan's army, according to Lincolns estimate. As we may be sure he did not exaggerate his own lossees at 80,000. our own estimate. As the Yankee President can get no account of these men from McClellan, who is constantly writing that he defeated our army in every battle, in which he himself was
received yesterday morning, it appears that our artillery, including a number of heavy siege guns, which had been placed in position at and below Coggin's Point on Thursday, opened a fierce cannonade during the night upon the Federal fleet and McClellan's camp, on the opposite side of the river. The enemy was evidently taken by surprise, and all the lights of the fleet were immediately extinguished, but this did not prevent our gunners from preserving their range, which they had taken care toshing was heard in the river, and it is conjectured that collisions occurred among the vessels in their haste to get beyond the reach of danger. At daylight yesterday morning the entire fleet had disappeared, and great commotion was visible in McClellan's camp. The only casualties reported on our side were caused by an accident to one of the guns, by which one man was killed and six were wounded--two of the number, belonging to Page's battery, badly. Coggin's Point is in Prince George co
The firing Thursday night.supposed Heavy damage to the enemy's fleet in James river.commotion in McClellan's camp.Disappearance of the fleet.&c. &c. &c. Petersburg, August 1st. --A large force of artillery, including many heavy siege guns, having been placed in position at and below Coggin's Point, yesterday, and sighted, opened on McClellan's fleet and camp this morning at 1 o'clock. The firing continued fiercely for two hours. The enemy's gunboats replied very feebly, doing no damage. At the first round from our guns every light in the fleet was extinguished. Heavy damage is supposed to have been inflicted. A great crashing was heard in thour balls the vessels colliding is unknown. The enemy was evidently greatly alarmed. The entire fleet had disappeared this morning at daylight, and such of McClellan's camp as was visible seemingly in great commotion. One man was killed on our side, and six wounded; two belonging to the Page battery badly; all caused by an a
which had crossed the river Chickahominy, inflict on it a severe defeat, take guns and prisoners, and only retire when McClellan throws a large supporting force across the river. A small cavalry razzle made by the enemy on his right sweeps roubetween the Chickahominy and Pamunkey in heavy force. Then comes official confusion. "The Federals, by order of Gen. McClellan, receded several miles, holly pursued" (and therefore running very hard) "by the Confederates." Two dayshard fightingest Point and White House have fallen into the enemy's hands, and the head of the York river is once more their own. If McClellan had propriomota suddenly transported his army across the river, after menacing Richmond on the north side, so as to leas river looks like a severe reverse. The proximity to Richmond is gone — the menace of the lines is no more for if General McClellan or his successor makes the James river the base of operations the Union army must drop down lower than Fort Darling
The number of tents at and around Berkeley, as compared with some two or three weeks back, seems to have been greatly diminished. But it is not known that McClellan's army has been reduced. It were an easy matter to advance the camps further from the river, where, amid the forests, they would be shut out from the view of all on the south bank of the James. It is the opinion of those who reside near the best points of observation on this side of the river, that McClellan's forces have been reduced, but they state that they have no positive information upon which to rest such an opinion. On Wednesday a balloon was sent up, which remained poised over McClellan's headquarters some two or three hours making observations. The name of the balloon was read by parties on this side of the river. It was "The intrepid." There were two persons in it, who seemed to be quite busy making observations. The enemy evidently feels uneasy in his present position, and keeps a sharp lookout