firmatory accounts of Bragg's victory in Kentucky.
The enemy lost, they say, 25,000 men. Western accounts are generally exaggerated.
The President has appointed the following lieutenant-generals: Jackson, Longstreet, (Bishop) Polk, Hardee, Pemberton, Holmes, and Smith (Kirby).
The raid of Stuart into Pennsylvania was a most brilliant affair.
He captured and destroyed much public propertyre-specting that of individuals.
The Abolitionists are much mortified, and were greatly frightenedm now. They say he is a small specimen of a statesman, and no military chieftain at all. And worse still, that he is a capricious tyrant, for lifting up Yankees and keeping down great Southern men. Wise, Floyd, etc. are kept in obscurity; while Pemberton, who commanded the Massachusetts troops, under Lincoln, in April, 1861, is made a lieutenant-general; G. W. Smith and Lovell, who were officeholders in New York, when the battle of Manassas was fought, are made major-generals, and the former pu
e They might have had any commercial advantages.
Some of the late Secretary's friends are hinting that affairs will go amiss now, as if he would have prevented any disaster!
Who gave up Norfolk?
That was a calamitous blunder!
Letters from North Carolina are distressing enough.
They say, but for the influence of Gov. Vance, the legislature would favor reconstruction!
Gen. Marshall writes lugubriously.
He says his men are all barefoot.
Gen. Magruder writes that Pemberton has only 20,000 men, and should have 50,000 more at once-else the Mississippi Valley will be lost, and the cause ruined.
He thinks there should be a concentration of troops there immediately, no matter how much other places might suffer; the enemy beaten, and the Mississippi secured at all hazards.
If not, Mobile is lost, and perhaps Montgomery, as well as Vicksburg, Holly Springs, etc.
One of our paroled men from Washington writes the President that, on the 6th instant, Burnside had
e Chief of Ordnance is ordering arms and ammunition to Gen. Pemberton, in Mississippi.
This indicates a battle in the South Texan Senator.
He says he is ordered to reinforce Lieut.-Gen. Pemberton (another Northern general) from Bragg's army.
PembPemberton is retreating on Grenada, Mississippi, followed by 40,000 of the enemy.
How is he, Gen. J., to get from Tennessee to Gton says Lieut.-Gen. Holmes has been ordered to reinforce Pemberton.
Why, this is the very thing Mr. Randolph did, and lost nd in Mississippi himselfthe army having no confidence in Pemberton, because he is a Yankee.
We have a letter to-day fromg.
The Quartermaster-General complains-to-day that Lieut.-Gen. Pemberton has interfered with his agents, trading cotton for stores.
Myers is a Jew, and Pemberton a Yankee-so let them fight it out.
Christmas day, December 25
Northern papers shrtermaster-General make grievous complaints against Lieut.-Gen. Pemberton, at Grenada, Mississippi; they say he interferes wi
in the West.
We learn from Gen. Bragg that the enemy did not retire far on the 2d inst., but remain still in the vicinity of Murfreesborough.
He says, however, that our cavalry are still circling the Yankees, taking prisoners and destroying stores.
During the day an absurd rumor was invented, to the effect that Bragg had been beaten.
We are anxious to learn the precise particulars of the battle.
It is to be feared that too many of Bragg's men were ordered to reinforce Pemberton.
If that blunder should prove disastrous, the authorities here will have a hornet's nest about their ears.
The President arrived yesterday, and his patriotic and cheering speech at Jackson, Miss., appeared in all the papers this morning.
We hear of no fighting at Suffolk.
But we have dispatches from North Carolina, stating that a storm assailed the enemy's fleet off Hatteras, sinking the Monitor with all on board, and so crippling the Galena that her guns were thrown overboard!
Lee thinks Charleston will be attacked.
Congress does nothing.
some fears for Vicksburg.
Wise dashes into Williamsburg.
rats take food from my daughter's hand.
Lee wants bruary 4
One of the enemy's iron-clad gun-boats has got past our batteries at Vicksburg.
Gen. Pemberton says it was struck three times.
But it is through.
The enemy's presses reiterate the aseauregard.
We are more anxious regarding the fate of Vicksburg.
Northern man as he is, if Pemberton suffers disaster by any default, he will certainly incur the President's eternal displeasure.
g up, as with New Orleans, Norfolk, etc. Yet there is a feverish anxiety regarding Vicksburg.
Pemberton permitted one iron-clad gun-boat to pass, and all our boats below are now at its mercy.
The have exciting news from the West.
The iron-shod gun-boat, Queen of the West, which run past Pemberton's batteries some time since, captured, it appears, one of our steamers in Red River, and then
e, and sometimes doubtful struggle for independence.
The rumor that Vicksburg had fallen is not confirmed; on the contrary, the story that the Indianola, captured from the enemy, and reported to have been blown up, was unfounded.
We have Gen. Pemberton's official assurance of this.
Col. Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, a Pennsylvanian, sent into the department to-day, with a request that it be filed, his oath of allegiance to this government, and renunciation of that of the United States, andthis city.
In a large room of one of the government laboratories an explosion took place, killing instantly five or six persons, and wounding, it is feared fatally, some thirty others.
Most of them were little indigent girls!
Gen. Pemberton writes that he has 3000 hogsheads of sugar at Vicksburg, which he retains for his soldiers to subsist on when the meat fails.
Meat is scarce there as well as here.
Bacon now sells for $1.50 per pound in Richmond.
Butter $3. I design to cu
ified for the position he occupies.
I trust he will recover.
The destruction of the Queen of the West, and of another of our steamers, is confirmed.
Is not Pemberton and Blanchard responsible?
The loss of two guns and forty men the other day, on the Nansemond, is laid at the door of Major-Gen. French, a Northern man!
Canns and over a hundred men on the Nansemond; and we learn that more of the enemy's gunboats and transports have passed Vicksburg!
These are untoward tidings.
Gens. Pemberton and French are severely criticised.
We had a tragedy in the street to-day, near the President's office.
It appears that Mr. Dixon, Clerk of the House of yed two trains.
This dispatch was sent to the Secretary of War by the President without remark.
The Enquirer this morning contained a paragraph stating that Gen. Pemberton was exchanging civilities with Gen. Sherman, and had sent him a beautiful bouquet!
Did he have any conception of the surprise the enemy was executing at the
incloses a number of peremptory orders from Lieut.-Gen. Pemberton, dated January 19th, February 16th and 19th, defending the Mississippi Valley with such men as Pemberton and other hybrid Yankees in command.
He denouncesen. Johnston says a battle has been fought between Pemberton and Grant, between Jackson and Vicksburg, Mississippi, which lasted nine hours. Pemberton was forced back. This is all we know yet.
Another letter, from Hon.emy 6000 men in the battle of the 15th inst., when Pemberton fell back over the Black River.
Our forces numberin tenure.
We have sad rumors from Vicksburg.
Pemberton, it is said, was flanked by Grant, and lost 30 gune Senate has not yet confirmed Hardee, Holmes, and Pemberton.
The Washington correspondent of the New York r baggage out of Jackson before it was abandoned.
Pemberton marched to Edward's Station with 17,000 men. Gen. ause he was not made lieutenant-general instead of Pemberton, says he don't know how to read this dispatch.
that such expectations will be disappointed.
Grant is receiving reinforcements dailywhile he (Johnston) is not to have more troops.
He does not state the number he has, but he says it seems to him that the relief of Vicksburg is impossible. Pemberton will hold out as long as he can; but if Grant's line be not broken, the fall of Vicksburg is only a question of time.
Grant's force (he continues) is more than treble his; and Grant has constructed lines of circumvallation, and blocked up all peration by our occupation of Milliken's Bend cutting off his supplies and reinforcements, made a more furious attempt than ever to take Vicksburg by assault, and was repulsed disastrously.
His loss is estimated at between 7000 and 10,000 men. Pemberton is now greatly praised by many people, while some of our officers shake their heads and say he is fighting with the halter around his neck, and that if he were not to fight and hold out to the last, his own men would hang him.
Lee and Meade facing each other.
Pemberton surrenders his whole army.
fall of Port Hudwant of food.
rumors of Grant coming East.
Pemberton in bad odor.
Hon. W. L. Yancey is dead.
Bragg, etc., on the subject of the relief of Pemberton.
The Secretary of War has caught the pre— no comments of the Southern generals under Pemberton.
But the fall of the place has cast a gloomd, Hurd & Co. for trading with the enemy.
Gen. Pemberton had made a contract with them, allowing thry.
It has been officially ascertained that Pemberton surrendered, with Vicksburg, 22,000 men!
Thus the army of Gen. Pemberton, first and last, some 50,000 strong, has bl defense on Morris Island, was located by Gen. Pemberton, and this is evidence of some military ski
Col. J. Gorgas, I presume, is no friend of Pemberton; it is not often that Northern men in our seout and lay down their arms.
He adds that Gen. Pemberton kept himself very close, and was rarely se[1 more...]