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eeded one dozen. Our loss in killed and wounded were, perhaps, as many more.--Their statement that they lost not a man, is known to be false, as we captured several prisoners. They doubtless did "steal, take, and feloniously carry away" from noncombatant citizens some two or three hundred horse; but from our soldiers in arms they captured none. It is literally true that they burnt three flouring mills owned by private citizens, and grinding not on Government account, but for private citizens. That they succeeded in diverting attention from Kilpatrick is true; but that this is all they sought to accomplish is disproved by the papers found on Dahlgren, and by the statements they made to citizens whom they captured and afterwards released. To these latter they said that their object was to burn the bridges over the Rivanna, destroy the stores at Charlottesville, push on to the canal, and finally meet Kilpatrick in Richmond. This latter part of their programme Gen Lee frustrated.
ed from the main army, and must remain so to watch the movements of Grier son and his command. Sherman with his 35,000 could only be opposed by Loring, French, and Lee. From Vicksburg the enemy moved very rapidly and vigorously on to Jackson, and from that point they threatened Meridian, the railroad centre of this departmentrtment fell back from Brandon in perfect order — slowly and successfully, The enemy moved his bodies of infantry, artillery, and cavalry, with caution and prudence, Lee hung upon his flanks and compelled him to move in compact column, giving him no time to forage or to depredate upon the country. in the meantime Gen. Polk, with alrm a junction with Sherman, and is now moving back to his stronghold in Memphis.--Forrest had been hanging upon his flanks from the time he entered Mississippi, and Lee is now sent by the commanding General to unite with Forrest, and woe be unto him if he falls between these mill stones. I have given briefly the facts connecte