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[Southern Associated Press.]
latest from the North.

Petersburg, Jan. 5.
--The New York, Herald, of Saturday last, has been received. There is no doubt about the result in Tennessee. Halleck received the following telegram on Friday:

"Murfreesboro', Jan. 1.
--A terrible battle took place yesterday. The latest report from the field, up to noon, says the rebel centre had been broken and things looked favorable. Losses reported to be enormous. Gens. Stanley, , and Palmer are wounded, and the Cheatham and Rains killed"

A telegram to the press, dated near Murfreesboro", Dec. 31st, says: "Our whole line suffered terribly this morning. Four regiments of regulars lost half their men and all their commanding officers. Gen. Anderson's troops suffered severely.--We are advancing our whole line, Rosecrans personally superintending the movements. One shot killed two of his staff offices. The 15th Wisconsin lost seven Captains.".

Louisville, Jan. 1.
--Gen. Rosecrans captured Murfreesboro' Tuesday morning, and now occupies it, the rebels retreating to Tullahoma. The rebels made but, little resistance, though Rosecrans lost the train of wagons sent him, which was captured by the rebels under Gen. Morgan.

The Herald says the foregoing dispatch is evidently false.

Louisville, Jan. 2.--General Rosecrans occupies Murfreesboro.

(Signed) J. T. Boyle,
Brigadier General Commanding.

Nashville, Jan. 2.
--The Federals encountered the rebels on the 30th, near Stewart's creek. After heavy skirmishing the rebels were driven back, with a loss of 100 prisoners and many killed and wounded. The fight continued until 10 P. M. on the 31st, at which time we had maintained our position Union loss extremely heavy. Among the killed are Gen Sills, Col Garesche, (Rosecrans's chief of staff,) and Gen. Willick, of Indians; Col Kelly, 2d Ohio; Col Shaffer, acting Brigadier General; Col Farmer 15th Ky; Col Jones, 24th Ohio; Col Cotton, 6th Ky; Col Jones, 37th, Ind; Cols Carpenter and McKee, 15th Wisconsin. Gen. Kirk, of Ill; Gen Wood, Ind; Gen Van-Cleve and Major-Gen Rossean, of Ky, all wounded, and many other general officers. The 21st, 24th, and 25th Illinois regiments lost two-thirds; the 15th and 38th Ohio lost half their number.--Other regiments lost heavily. Total killed and wounded estimated at 25,000. Rebel loss much heavier. We have captured 500 prisoners.

The latest from Murfreesboro', says: "We occupy Murfreesboro', and the rebels are in full retreat."

The Herald makes no editorial commendation on the battle.

Gold in New York advanced to 135. Exchange 146. Cotton 68.

Butler and staff reached New York Friday morning.

Morgan is reported defeated at Rolling Fork, Ky., by Gen. Reynolds.

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