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ly accomplished, General Longstreet returned to his original position, which he reached on Saturday night. We killed a few of the enemy's pickets and took a few of them prisoners. Our loss was one man killed and several wounded. During the forenoon and part of the evening, our mortar batteries shelled Fort Harrison furiously, causing great excitement amongst the negro soldiers. By this reconnaissance the actual position of the enemy's line of heavy defences on the north side of James river was ascertained. Instead of running northwest from Fort Harrison and hugging our line even to the Charles City road, as had been believed, at least by civilians, it runs from the Harrison due east to New Market Heights, which is at least four miles further distant from the city than the former point. Between New Market and the left of our line there is no fortification or entrenchment of consequence, and as we have stated, was found on Saturday to be held only by a picket line. Though
ly, the United States steamer Fulton will start for the southern coast with a mail for the army of General Sherman. It is contraband to specify the point at which she will touch, but it is not contraband to say that she expects to reach it on Sunday next. And the Baltimore American adds: A number of officers, absent on leave at the time he started, also go by this conveyance, General Sherman having ordered them to join their commands on the coast. A "Piratical" Exploit on James river--Two Yankee vessels captured and destroyed. The Fortress Monroe correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that paper an indignant account of the capture and destruction of two vessels lying off Warwick river where it empties into the James. He says: The steamtug Lizzie Freeman, Captain Sawtelle, left Norfolk late yesterday afternoon for City Point, having in tow an empty barge. On the barge were a number of colored laborers, belonging to the Quartermaster's Department,
Two thousand Dollars reward. --Ran away from the subscriber a bright Mulatto, named Burnett or Bernard, aged twenty- one years. His complexion is very light, but his hair is rather wooly. His front teeth are bad. He is good-looking and well-spoken; is rather above middle height and is slender. Had on blue- grey pantaloons, with vest and soldier's jacket of the same color. Took with him a bundle of clothes; among which was a frock coat, grey in color, with pearl buttons. Wore a felt hat. He left my house at 11 o'clock on Wednesday, the 7th of December, and went with a mulatto servant, named John, two or three years older than Burnett. They were seen in a wagon bound for Richmond county. The above reward will be paid on the delivery of Burnett to me in Richmond. John M. Daniel. de 8--6t