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even hours, off the Bahamas, by the United States steamer Santiago de Cuba.--The town of Alexandria, Mo., was this day entered by a band of rebel guerrillas, who pillaged the Union stores of all their arms and ammunition.--The schooner Aquilla was captured by the United States gunboat Huron, while attempting to run the blockade of Charleston, S. C. A reconnoissance was made by a force of Union troops, under the command of Col. Averill, from the James River to within fourteen miles of Petersburgh, Va. When about five miles from Cox's River, they encountered the Thirteenth Virginia cavalry, drawn up in line. The Union troops charged upon them, when they broke and ran for their encampment at Sycamore Church, a distance of two and a half miles, where they again formed, but were again put to flight, leaving behind them all their camp equipage and commissary stores, which the Union troops gathered together and burned. The rebels had six men wounded and two taken prisoners. The Union
ing them by flank and rear. This design also failed, and the National forces repulsed the assailants a second time. They did not again make a stand, but made a hurried retreat, even heaving behind their dead, of whom there were several. The Unionists took no prisoners, but the enemy's loss in killed and wounded was considerable.--Chicago Times. A Union Club was organized in Boston, Mass., and Edward Everett was elected to its presidency.--A slight cavalry fight took place near Petersburgh, Tenn., between a party of rebels and bushwhackers, and two hundred loyal Tennesseeans, under the command of Licutenant-Colonel Brownlow, in which the rebels were routed, with twelve killed and twenty wounded.--Captain Schultze, with a company of Union cavalry, surprised Mosby's rebel guerrillas at a point near Aldie, Va., and succeeded in capturing thirty of them, without any loss on the National side. Thirty-three commissioned officers of the United States army having been found guilty
nor where an army has not passed. Wounded and sick were left at Franklin, because an attempt to carry them would have killed them. Nevertheless, with all its train of wagons, the army marched fifteen miles the first day. The next it reached Petersburgh, thirty miles from Franklin, at noon, and halted till Tuesday morning. Orders were then issued that knapsacks, tents, and baggage of every description that could possibly be dispensed with should be left behind. The knapsacks were stored in h Wednesday the march was ten miles, the roads growing continually more difficult, and rain falling steadily. Col. Cluseret, commanding the rearguard, brought up his men with admirable rapidity, having remained in Franklin till Monday, reached Petersburgh at four o'clock Tuesday, and starting again at midnight, brought his troops to Moorefield by seven o'clock. Thursday, the troops remained in camp, too much exhausted by their extraordinary fatigues and want of supplies to continue their mar
A rebel tract.--A New-Hampshire soldier in Sherman's army sent to his family a tract picked up on the battle-field of Resaca, June fifteenth. Its title is as follows: Evangelical Tract Society, Petersburgh, Va. No. 214. I Die in a Just Cause. By Rev. John 0. Robinson, Rogersville, Tenn. The first paragraph is as follows: Confederate soldiers! you bear a proud name, and one that posterity will honor. Despite your homely garb, your coarse shoes, and hard fare, your country applauds the heroism, the daring valor, the patient endurance of her soldiers, even when the besotted editors of Federal newspapers style them, in derision, butternuts and ragamuffins: There can be no question that Southern troops are unsurpassed in valor and patriotism by any body of soldiers in the world. They have every thing to make them so, for, like the Jews in the days of Nehemiah, they fight for their brethren, their sons, their daughters, their wives, and their houses. Your enemies stri
compunctions of conscience about using it. Next morning a detachment of the Eighth was sent down the North Fork, while the balance of the brigade started for Petersburgh. The march to-day called up the recollections of the march the first time under Fremont, and through this beautiful valley almost every spot was remembered: th of Captain Ault's Swamp Rangers. We now felt that we were among friends; and from here to New-Creek there is a large proportion of Union men. We arrived at Petersburgh, and enjoyed a two days rest. This morning McNeil and White, with three hundred guerrillas, attacked a train of ninety wagons, which were on the way from New-Creek to Petersburgh. They killed two of the guards, wounded five, pillaged seven wagons and burned five, and captured two hundred horses. It was a bold, daring act; but the train was some two miles in length, and a guard of only seventy-five men to protect it. As soon as the General got the news, he sent the Third Virginia in p
ragg was being reenforced by Loring, from Mississippi. On the night of the thirteenth, General Foster telegraphed from Fort Monroe that trains of cars had been heard running all the tine, day and night, for the last thirty-six hours, on the Petersburgh and Richmond road, evidently indicating a movement of troops in some direction; and on the morning of the fourteenth, that Longstreet's corps was reported to be going south through North-Carolina. General Meade had been directed to ascertain, On the fourteenth, the following telegrams were sent to Generals Foster, Burnside, and Hurlbut: Headquarters of the army, Washington, D. C., Sept. 14, 1863. Information received here indicates that part of Lee's forces have gone to Petersburgh. There are various suppositions for this. Some think it is intended to put down Union feeling in North-Carolina; others, to make an attempt to capture Norfolk; others, again, to threaten Norfolk, so as to compel us to send reenforcements the