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The War News. All continues quiet on the lines below Richmond. All day yesterday not a sound was heard except the distant shelling of Dutch gap by our river batteries. This shelling was heavier yesterday morning than on any previous day. It is much to be regretted that some of our own men, prisoners in Butler's hands, may be hurt by our own fire. He has now at hard labor in the canal, and exposed our fire, eighty-six of the last prisoners he took from us; among whom is Major Henleriod during which they were at work were they under fire or even within range of the Yankee guns. This is the whole story; and that Butler should pretend to retaliate for this, by exposing prisoners in his hands to the fire of our batteries at Dutch gap, is but another evidence of his wanton cruelty and brutality. The battle of last Thursday. It will be seen in the extracts from Northern papers (published elsewhere in these columns) that the Yankees declare their attack last Thursday o
cond Ohio, mortally wounded. There are the only casualties among field officers that have been reported. A letter from in front of Richmond gives some additional intelligence of our officers and soldiers who have been placed under fire at Dutch gap by Butler. The following is his order directing this barbarity: Headquarters Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Army of the James, in the Field, October 13, 1864. General Orders, No. 126. It being testified to the comma past noon, and no answer having been received, it is ordered that an equal number of prisoners of war, preferably members of the Virginia reserves, by and under whose charge this outrage is being carried on, be set to work in the excavation at Dutch gap and elsewhere along the frenches as may hereafter seem best, in retaliation for the unjust treatment of the soldiers of the United States so kept at labor and service by the Confederate authorities. It being also testified to by the same w