been for the bravery and heroism of the people — the privates in our armies.
There is a rumor this morning that the enemy are advancing toward Petersburg from Suffolk.
If this be so, some spy, under the protection of martial law, has informed the Yankees of our defenseless condition at that place, being alarmed at the success
The President arrived yesterday, and his patriotic and cheering speech at Jackson, Miss., appeared in all the papers this morning.
We hear of no fighting at Suffolk.
But we have dispatches from North Carolina, stating that a storm assailed the enemy's fleet off Hatteras, sinking the Monitor with all on board, and so cripplin take care of the land — and I ask it, knowing the request will never be known by them until the war is over.
Gen. French writes that the enemy at Suffolk and Newbern amounted to 45,000; and this force now threatens Weldon and Wilmington, and we have not more than 14,000 to oppose them.
With generalship that should