[special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.]
Preparations' for War on the Confederate States.
shipment of troops from New York
New York,April 6.
--The steamer Illinois
has been chartered by the U. S. Government.
The City of Baltimore
will take her place, and carry out her mails.
The chartered steamer Atlantic
is taking in troops at the Fort
in the harbor.
All the forces are expected to be off for the South
by the 10th inst.
There is great excitement in this city, and everybody is talking about war. Allen
New York,April 6, P. M.--The Atlantic sailed at 7 P. M., with from 500 to 600 troops, one company of horse, and several cannon.
The Powhatan sailed this afternoon, and the Illinois
Col. Holmes, U. S. A.
, has resigned, and other resignations are talked of.
A coolness between Seward