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The Daily Dispatch: September 2, 1863., [Electronic resource], The capture of gunboats on the Rappahannock. (search)
hinks the Yankees have fallen heirs to them on account of their virtues. All is to be confiscated — the personal property to pay the Yankee war debt; the real estate to be divided among the soldiers, who, we suppose, are good fellows, and never, committed any offence more atrocious than murder, which is allowable in a saint, when it is necessary to get hold of the plunder. Nay, they consider it rather a proof of rare virtue. We have no doubt he speaks the truth when he says nine-tenths of Grant's army are of his way of thinking. There is nothing new in this letter. We have long been aware that the Yankees propose to dispossess the present inhabitants of the South--to turn loose the negroes — and to settle the country with Yankees. But the open declarations of such opinions, by an officer high in their service, is well worth the attention of all croakers and submissionists of every shade of opinion. We wish them to see what is to be their fate, if the Yankees conquer them, a
Additional from the North. From the latest Northern dates we make up a summary of additional items of interest: The attack on Mobile to Commence soon. A correspondent of the New York News, writing from New Orleans on the 13th ult., says: Mobile is going to be attacked in a formidable manner. Another corps of the army from Gen. Grant arrived here yesterday.--This corps numbers about 27,000 men, and, with the two divisions which came down a few days ago, united with the 6,000 escaped men of Gen. Banks's expedition, will make quite a respectable force of about 40,000 men. It is said that these armies are going to Mobile, via Pascagoula, while another and not less considerable army is going to operate from some other way, such as Pensacola, and in the rear of Mobile. It is reported that Gen. Sherman, seeing that he could not easily force his way through Johnston's army, has decided to take another road on foot, along the river, up to a certain distance, so as to f