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Brigadier-General Lewis Cabell, of the Confederate army, who was killed at Pilot Knob, Missouri, was a graduate of West Point, and formerly an officer of the old army. He was a son of the late B. W. S. Cabell, of Pittsylvania county, Virginia, and was well known in Danville. He was once chief quartermaster of the army at Manassas.
o corps on the north bank of the James so suddenly and secretly as to carry the eastern defences of Richmond by a couple main. Also, to move two corps on the left in such a manner as to seize and hold the Southside railroad.--This would have compelled the immediate evacuation of Petersburg, as that place would truly have been rendered untenable, in a military view, and Lee would, for safety, have withdrawn his army within the defences of Richmond, and so disposed his troops as to defend the Danville road — a line of communications which would then have been invested with the utmost importance. The movement on the right, however, resulted only in the possession of some minor defences at Chaffin's farm, while that on the left failed for want of vim on the part of the officers directing it. The hopeful tone of General Grant's early dispatches have not been borne out, but there is still no cause for great discouragement. The Army of the Potomac has not been defeated, but have, on the con
Three hundred dollars reward. --Ran away from the subscriber, about six or seven weeks ago, my negro, Ben. Said boy was purchased at the auction house of Messrs. Lee & Bowman, Franklin street, Richmond, and was sold by Dr. Ming, of Petersburg. he was hired to Mrs. Magill, at the Theatre, previous to his sale. His age is nine-teen or twenty; well built; with small head; five feet eight or nine inches in height. He is no doubt lurking about Richmond or Petersburg I will give the above reward for his delivery to Messrs Lee & Bowman, Franklin street. J. B. Page. Danville, Virginia. oc 20--1m*