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The militia question in Petersburg. A habeas corpus case is being tried in Petersburg to test the question whether the militia of that city now in camp near there have been turned over to the Confederate States. It has been proved in the trial that many of the men had furnished substitutes for the Confederate army and had been exempted from service in that army. On the other hand a telegram from Adj't Gen. Cooper to Gen. Jenkins was read in court, stating that the militia of that city must be considered in the Confederate service, and that provisions must be furnished them from the Confederate commissary stores. The Judge will deliver his decision to-morrow.
w from those States will march to the paroled camp or other rendezvous. July 12.--Resumed march at an early hour this morning, reaching Raymond in the evening, where we camped for the night.--We found the ladies of Raymond patriotic as ever. On every street corner our weary boys found sweet smiles, encouraging words, and cool, clear water. God bless the ladies — they're the life of the strife. The army grows "beautifully less." July 13.--Resumed march for Byram this morning, via Cooper's Wells. Crossed Pearl river by a flat, and camped on the east bank for the night. Yankees were at Byram yesterday, sunk this flat and destroyed several railroad cars. Our Engineer corps--Major Samuel H. Lockett, commanding — promptly placed the flat in good condition. July 14.--The Alabamians, Georgians, Tennesseeans, Missourians, and several Mississippi regiments, have passed through Brandon, en route to Enterprise and Demopolis. General Pemberton has established his headquarters