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er doubtful matter; so doubtful that a telegram, headed "The very latest," states the Gen Ingalls telegraphs that "the enemy are said to be retiring." The fight of Saturday--a loss of 11,800 Acknowledged in one battle. A telegram from Washington, dated Monday afternoon, says: Reliable information from the front, up to 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, states that on Saturday morning Gen Grant opened the fight by a general advance of his pickets and skirmishers. During the whole day thability of "bagging" these adventurous militiamen, now that Heckman has seized the railroad over which they were transported from Petersburg in the direction of City Point. The surprise attack — Narrow escape of Butler. A dispatch from Washington, dated the 9th inst says: A bearer of dispatches from Major Gen Butler to the President arrived here this afternoon, and he subsequently made a statement in presence of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War and Senate Military Com
d at the War Department. Both armies then held their respective positions at Spotsylvania C H, without any material change. The enemy had been driven to his breastworks, his first line of rifle pits having been carried by the 6th corps, under Gen Wright. There had been heavy skirmishing throughout the day. The Washington Chronicte, of the 10th, estimates the reduction of of Gen. Grant's force by casualties and otherwise, at thirty five thousand men. An unofficial telegram from Washington asserts that a general advance was ordered on Tuesday afternoon, that the firing had been very heavy from 5 o'clock until sunset, and that Gen Grant had captured a large amount of commissary stores. The correspondent of the New York Herald, writing from the battlefield Monday, sums up Grant's total losses to that date in killed, wounded and missing, at twenty seven thousand. This estimate does not include the stragglers and sick. He states that the supplies of the army of the Potoma
Ranaway.--$100 reward --From the subscriber on 19th March, 1864, my man Washington, aged about 26 years, about 5½ feet high, dark complexion, large mouth; slender-made, head furned to one side a little, and stammers. The above reward will be given if taken out of the state, and $50 it taken in it, and secured so I get him. My address is Folk Union, Fluvanna co, Va. Samuel R. Pallet ap 26--1aw4t