The news from the North
this morning is interesting.
It is stated in the Washington Star
(official) that a general exchange has been agreed upon. --General Pope
has issued an order which will cause much distress in the cities of Virginia
, which are in the occupation of Federal troops.
Its practical of feet is to send from their homes all citizens who refuse to take the oath of allegiance to the United States Government, and thus leave their families helpless in the hands of a brutal and licentious soldiery.
Its execution has already, it is believed been commenced in Fredericksburg
, and six prominent citizens have been arrested.
The appointment of Gen. Hallock
of the land forces of the United States
is officially announced.
It will be observed that the order is dated July 11th. immediately after the return of Lincoln
from his visit to McClellan
The ‘"patriotic"’ 12 month's volunteers, under the proclamation of the Governor
will not be received by the Federal
authorities, for a less time than three years. So all that recruiting goes for nothing.
Gen. T. F. Meagher
is in New York to recruit his ‘"noble little brigade."’ His demands will rather frighten the raw recruits.
He only wants 505 men, to fill the 69th to its original strength of 800; only 450 to fill the 88th; and only 800 to fill the 63d.
is in New York on the same business.
has contributed one more regiment than the quota of the 300,000.
the town of Greenville
has been captured by the Confederates
, killing a Captain and company of 48 of State militia.
The Yankee Governor of Missouri
has, in consequence, called out the ‘"entire State militia"’ to ‘"arrest"’ the guerillas.
A large quantity of troops are represented as reinforcing McClellan