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doubt superinduced by the movements of Gen- 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 drill
The furniture in the Capitol was badly abused, and the Governor's mansion demolished. Ladies were robbed of jewelry and money. All the stores were sacked and contents destroyed; iron safes broken open; the railroad was badly torn up for several miles, and the telegraph wires torn down. About 3000 negroes from Hin is county joined the Yankees. The country was plundered generally. Damages estimated at from five to ten millions. Much destitution and suffering prevail. The enemy evacuated Friday and Saturday, retreating hastily. No serious engagement took place. The fact of the rear guard left about two o'clock, when our cavalry pickets dashed in, killed a Federal Colonel and captured two others. The Yankees captured and paroled 200 South Carolinian and Georgians They left 200 wounded at Jackson and 900 at Raymond. Grant occupied Jackson in full force. His entire army is not more than 50,000 strong. Gen. Loring on Friday out off and captured his supply trains.