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firing. Immense Yankee trains are passing from the telegraph and plank roads to Fredericksburg. They can be seen from Hicks's Hill. M. Slaughter. The Danville Railroad. Spears's raiding party has made no further demonstration against the Danville railroad, and accounts of the destruction of property on the Southside road are contradictory. The enemy repulsed in Northern Georgia. A dispatch was received at the War Department yesterday, from Gen. Jos. E. Johnston, dated Dalton, May 15th, in which it is stated that the enemy made several assaults upon his position on Saturday last, and were repulsed. From Southwestern Virginia. We have some further accounts from Southwestern Virginia, though the news is not of so positive a character as that received at the War Department, and published yesterday. It is stated that the greater portion of the raiding party are making their way back, though at last accounts there was still a small force in Montgomery county
orter's dispatches, while act going into, so much detail concerning army operations, fully confirm the general conclusions as to the character of the generalship of Gen Banks. The movements of the Federals in North Georgia. Sherman was ready, according to Yankee accounts to move on Gen. Johnston on the first of this month. Orders had been issued allowing no tents for the men, and but two wagons to a regiment. All surplus baggage was to be left behind. The force of Confederates at Dalton was estimated at 35,400, a large number, it was said, having been withdrawn to go to Lee. The Nashville correspondence of the Chicago Journal prospects the advance of Sherman, and says: It will, indeed, be a hazardous advance; not that, any danger is to be apprehended from the result of a battle, but by it our lines will be extended another hundred or two miles, and hence we shall be more liable to cavalry raids; and East Kentucky will be exposed to Longstreet, should Lee find hi
Cordon in his night attack inflicted heavy loss; but they claim that he was successful on his left, (our right.) the first is true, but the latter is not. Our victory was complete on every part of the field. It is reported that Grant, just before opening the battle this morning, issued an order in which he announced to his troops that Butler had taken Petersburg, and was then investing Richmond, with every prospect of reducing it at an early day; also, that Johnston had been defeated at Dalton, leaving his dead and wounded in the hands of Sherman. We have not heard from Dalton for some days, but we know that the order utters a falsehood when it claims that Butler has occupied Petersburg and invested Richmond. The courage of Grant's army, however, like that of the man in the play, is oozing out at their fingers' ends, and it requires to be stimulated. Wednesday, May 11th. Unbroken quiet has reigned to-day. The two armies still confront each other, lashing their side