s 30 per cent. for the infirm, etc. (18,689), leaving 42,689 men able to bear arms still at home.
Thus, after putting some 500,000 in the field (if we could put them there), there would yet remain a reserve for home defense against raids, etc. in the Confederate States, of not less than 250,000 men.
Gen. Winder sent to the Secretary of War to-day for authority to appoint a clerk to attend exclusively to the mails to and from the United States--under Gen. Winder's sole direction.
Major Quantrel, a Missouri guerrilla chief, has dashed into Lawrence, Kansas, and burnt the city-killing and wounding 180.
He had Gen. Jim Lane, but he escaped.
Gen. Floyd is dead; some attribute his decease to ill treatment by the government.
I saw Mr. Hunter yesterday, bronzed, but bright.
He is a little thinner, which improves his appearance.
Gen. Lee is in town-looking well.
When he returns, I think the fall campaign will open briskly.
A dispatch received to-day says that on Tues