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nt incident to her arrival. The ship was surrounded by hosts from the shore, and there being little or no lookout kept, the captured captain availed himself of the neglect, and got ashore, dodging his captors. Gen Kilpatrick in a dispatch to his family at Buttermilk Falls, N Y. says that although his wounds are slight, they will compel him to give up his command, and he is, therefore, on his way home. He was wounded near Sammerville, Ga., while leading a cavalry charge in the rear of Johnston's army. The Alexandria (Va) Journal says that Monday afternoon 45 officers and 300 men, all of them skedaddles from Grant's army, were forwarded to Belle Plain to be returned to their regiments. The officers were marched in the rear of their men, and some of them were handcuffed together. The Journal adds: "A sad but just example." Here is another similar statement from a Baltimore paper: Last night a body of stragglers arrived here from Washington, to the number of six hu
The General news. Our reasons will observe from our columns that the general news is neither extensive nor interesting. The armies of Lee and Grant are so near to each other that a collision appears unavoidable at an early day.--This would inevitably have taken place before this time had it not been for the terrible lessons the enemy received in Spotsylvania, and the wholesome with which they inspired the enemy. If we may trust the telegraph, Gen. Johnston is leading the enemy a rough dance in Georgia. We are sanguine in the belief that his late retreat was strategical merely, and not enforced, and that he will eventually triumph over Sherman. The Yankees pretend to believe that we are on the verge of destruction. But gold, that most obstinate of skeptics refuses to be convinced, and attends at 188. We believe than a week Gen. Lee will send it up beyond that figure.
been "heavily repulsed with loss" The authors of this good news have singularly forgotten to state that Lee has whipped Grant all the way from the Rapidan to the North side; we in the North cell such movements retreats, but then we are only ignorant mudeillis and one southerner is equal to five Yankees, (in lying, we admit) Bend Butler has been driven to his den on the James; Sherman has beer "repulsed with heave loss" ever so many times, and hers is another emission — they do not say that Johnston has whipped Sherman forward from Chickamauga to Rome. Then they have glorious news from the West Gen. Banks has been surrounded and his whole army has surrendered and the story about Steele's surrender is also true in the mains and rebel has been cantankerously showed up in West Virginia, and would have been quite captured, but his cavalry absurdly interfered, and so the captured did not amount to much." "We of the North," it seems, "call such movements" as those of Gen. Lee "retreat