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- Johnston on the chessboard. Grant is said to have retreated towards Vicksburg. The language of Southwestern telegraphs is mysterious generally, and we do not lay much stress upon phraseology which sometimes involves consequential suggestions, for the telegrapher does not mean anything by it. It is usually a mere blundering way of stating things. We take it that Grant has simply put off upon the speediest out to the Mississippi, which is through Raymond, whence he came, and down the Big Black river, That stream lies between Jackson and Vicksburg. If he retreats to avoid Johnston's strategy he would most assuredly fall completely into the net if he moved upon Vicksburg. The hot term is about commencing in the Southwest and the enemy has accomplished literally nothing. What he can expect to achieve now it is impossible to say; but a few weeks will develop what he can do. Our own people are confident. We have well equipped, well drilled, and brave troops in the Southwest. Th
ou the following summary: Rumors about McClellan say he has resigned, and the President refused to accept. And again, that he was about to be placed at the head of the army. Great excitement was produced thereby. His resignation is contradicted, and probably the rest will be. Telegrams from Grant's army to the 8th say the advance was within 15 miles of Edward's station, 18 miles east from Vicksburg on the railroad, the army being 18 miles from Grand Gulf, encamped near the Big Black river.--They had not possession of any part of the railroad between Jackson and Vicksburg. The battle at Clinton is doubtful — the last accounts state nothing about it. Grant is receiving heavy reinforcements. A new road overland has been made from Young's Point to the river below. Part of Sherman's corps had reached Grand Gulf. The military inquiry in the case of Col. Kimball show that the first statements are substantially correct. The case of Vallandigham is said to be settled
th, as follows: General Pemberton is represented to express the fullest confidence in his ability to check Grant and capture the detachments which have been sent inland in order to turn the town of Vicksburg. The only thing which gives him any uneasiness is the raids on the railroads diverging into the State of Mississippi from Corinth and Grand Junction. Jackson may be visited at any time by a raid of cavalry from the neighborhood of Edwards' Depot, a few miles this side of Big Black river; but the bluebells hardly contemplate the permanent occupation of the place. Every precautionary measure has been taken to secure. Government property and private effects, and breastworks and rifle pits are being constructed wherever needed.--The people are determined to resist to the last, and with the military force now here there is no doubt but that we can successfully hold our own. The President has taken measures to provide arms and equipments for all the men the Governor may ra