ed upon Richmond, and that it was a great blunder to risk a defeat there, or a repulse which would permit Beauregard to send off half of his force to the assistance of Lee on the Rappahannock.
So long as the attack upon Charleston was postponed, Beauregard was comforted to keep a large army in the vicinity of Charleston, but he may now consider it perfectly safe to spare thirty or forty thousand men, at a second attack is improbable.
Statements are circulating here to the effect that the rebels are sending all the northern trains from Charleston with troops, and that Lee will be thirty thousand troops stronger next week than he was last week upon the Rappahannock.
If this General Hallock is conversed by J. R. Davis. We are found to believe, however, that a man of Hallock's intellect and general ability understands his situation and will provide against all contingencies.
[There is a good deal of grim humor in this last sentence.
As Arteonne Ward says: "this is sarcasum."]