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hting was done by the black troops. The forts they stormed I think the worst of all. After the affair was over, General Smith went to thanks them and tell them he was proud of their courage and dash. He says they cannot be exceeded as sol had just crossed the sames river above Drewry's Bluff. I do not think any of Lee's army had reached Petersburg when Smith stormed it. They seem to be there this morning, however, and to be making arrangements to hold the west side of the Appomves by the left flank beyond Lee's elaborate obstructions; Gen. Butler's column is liberated so as to take the offensive; Smith and Hancock are battering down the defenses of Petersburg, and Gen. Grant's whole army is moving against Richmond, on the the James. His Generals, while en route, gobbled up considerable bodies of the enemy and large numbers of guns, just as Smith did on Wednesday. He deflected from a straight line to capture Jackson and cripple Johnston, just as he did the other da
were Mrs Poindexter, Gen. Clay, Capt. Armistead, Dr. Floyd, and N. W. Barksdale, on and near the Forest road; and on the Salem road, Samuel Miller, Major G. C. Hutter, and Dr. Wowen. There were also others of whose names we have not been informed. And along the entire line of the enemy's march, as far as we can learn, the same scenes of plunder and robbery were enacted. Capt. Paschal Buford was stripped of everything, cattle, horses, hogs, provisions, &c, all were taken, and so with Capt. Wm. Smith, living near Lowry's, and all persons living on or within reach of the road. In Liberty the case was the same and there is scarcely a family there who has a dust of meal or a rasher of bacon. Along the road between this place and Liberty, a gentleman who passed over it yesterday tells us that there are at least 100 or more dead horses and mules. When these animals gave out they were cruelly shot. The enemy were out of rations, and their chief Commissary told a lady Saturday m
The Virginia Military Institute. --Gen. Smith, of the Institute, informs the Lynchburg Virginian, that all the apparatus, books, maps, &c, belonging to the Institute, were saved, whilst a new supply of books is now at Wilmington, having run the blockade. The walls of the Institute are not much injured, and the buildings can be easily restored.