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Army matters.

The Northwestern part of the State, which has been the scene of no little disaster to our cause, has been assigned to the command of Brig. Gen. W. W. Loring, who set off for his post this morning. Gen. Loring was a Colonel of rifies in the United States Army, and has just reached here from New Mexico, of which department he had command at the time of his resignation. He is a citizen of Florida, and was appointed from civil life in the Mexican war as Major, and was continued in the service after the end of the war, in the Mounted Riles. He served gallantly in Mexico and lost an arm at Chepultepec. He has seen a great deal of service in Oregon, Washington, and other portions of the far West against the Indians, and is one of the most energetic and efficient officers in the service.--He has had much experience in mountain warfare, and is peculiarly fitted for the command that has now been assigned him. In the course of a week or ten days he will have a command of fifteen thousand men, and we trust he will be able to wipe out Mcclellan from the theatre of his much boasted exploits.

General Loring traveled East with General Albert S. Johnston, late of the United States Army, in command of the Army of Utah whose presence has been anxiously expected from some time. General A. S. Johnston will be in Richmond in the course of a week. He will be at once assigned to some most important command, with the rank of full General Rumor seems to authorize the conjecture that General A. S. Johnston will be placed at the head of all operations in the Mississippi Valley. He is a Kentuckian by birth and citizenship, but promptly resigned on hearing of the transactions of April. Having to make his way overland, his journey to the East has necessarily been protracted.

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