nothing definite from the West.
The appointment of Beauregard to succeed Bragg is not officially announced; and the programme may be changed.
Meade recrossed the Rapidan last night!
This is a greater relief to us than the enemy has any idea of. I hope the campaign is over for the winter.
And we have authe Bluff, where, however, there were tents.
Some 1500 local troops, or National guards, had been sent there to relieve Pickett's division, recalled by Lee; but when Meade recrossed the Rapidan, there was no longer any necessity for the Guards to remain on duty.
A brigade of regulars goes down to-day.
Custis says it was the third do keep it, while operating in East Tennessee.
It is said Gen. Grant is to bring 30,000 men to Virginia, and assume command of the Army of the Potomac, superseding Meade.
He may be ordered to take Richmond next — if he can. Hardee is yet commanding Bragg's army.
I saw to-day a project, in Mr. Benjamin's handwriting, for a Bure