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ible in camps at the other side of the Potomac. He was here, however, at a bad time — just after the flight from Manassas. His criticisms, however, on lazy sentries, on slovenly and Ill equipped troops, on dirty arms and accoutrements, were just. Above all he was amazed that in any army of recruits there was no drill or exercise to be seen. Company drill is not much attended to; the battalion drill is of the most elementary character; and, indeed, with the exception of the skirmishing at Cairo, I have never seen anything but ordinary advance in line, or marching past at slow time, or at the double in column of companies or of subdivisions, and such common movements. This generally results from the ignorance of the officers as much as from the incompetency of the rank and file. European sentiment. The United States army and navy will be made worthy of the young Republic, and in their hearts men rejoice at the prospects of a "strong government" which must come, thoug
ng an officer and a gentleman, and sentenced to be dismissed from the service of the United States. The court was presided over by General Pope, and the finding was approved by General Fremont. Engagement between Gunboats. Under date of Cairo, September 4th, the Northern papers have the following: The Federal gunboats Taylor and Lexington had an engagement off Hickman, Kentucky, this afternoon with the Confederate gunboat Yankee and two batteries on the Missouri shore, supported by about 1,500. Confederates, who also fired upon our boats. None of the enemy's shot took effect. The Taylor and Lexington fired about twenty shots, with what effect is not yet known, and returned to Cairo this evening. On their way up they were fired at with small arms from Columbus and Chalk Bluffs, Kentucky. Colonel Hicks, of the Illinois Regiment, who was sent to arrange an exchange of prisoners, returned last night from Charleston, Missouri. The Confederates had but three F
Paducah occupied by the Federals. Cairo, Sept. 6.--General Grant took possession of Paducah to-day, and seized the telegraph office. He issued a proclamation urging the citizens to keep quiet and attend to their business as heretofore. He concludes thus: "Whenever it is manifest you are able to defend yourselves, maintain the authority of Government, and protect all loyal citizens. I shall withdraw the force under my command."