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er day, and in the Third division about five; and the front of the Second corps being the only portions of our lines where picket firing is indulged in, our losses just now are very slight. It is gratifying to say, also, that the health of the army is exceedingly good, and the ranks are not being depleted to any appreciable extent by sickness. For the last three days and nights, since the removal of their friends from the scene, the rebels have been pouring a much increased fire into Dutch gap, the discharges last night and the night before averaging about one every three minutes. Their fire is now principally from their mortar boats in the river, but, as always heretofore, it is entirely in effectual and almost harmless. Sometimes one of our men is killed or wounded, the first very rarely, but all the rebels can do, they have never retarded the work an hour, and if their firing amuses them any, we can well afford that they shall waste their ammunition in this manner. Mis
Two subjects of supreme interest are at this time concerning public attention. The first is the correspondence between Generals Lee and Grant to the of our prisoners at Dutch gap in alleged retaliation for the exposure of certain its in battle with arms in their hands and Yankee uniforms. General Lee opens the by showing that, according to the of the United States, slaves are and according to the uniform practice in wars, are Raide, when taken and returned to their owners. T for which we are at war. The slaves are the property of their owners, there is not power in the Government to . We rather regret that General Lee did not his letter to the simple question with which that is, whether the exposure of our at Dutch gap was made by the authority or not. The exposure of the citizens of Alexandria upon trains is a still more open and audacious denial our belligerent rights. If submitted to, the predicted by a contemporary must Grant, when he chooses t