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The flag of truce.

The flag of truce boat which arrived at City Point Tuesday neither allowed a Northern paper to be sent ashore nor a Southern paper to go aboard. The officers were very much depressed, and spoke very little to the Confederates in charge of the prisoners. The only fact they stated was that Sickles had died from his wound, and that up to Saturday night Meade, the Commander in Chief of the Army of the Potomac, had not been wounded.--Sickles's right leg was amputated below the knee, but the operation was so unskillfully performed that a second amputation became necessary. During the latter operation he died. The Herald, of Saturday last, promised an extra Sunday morning, in which it expected to announce the capture of Port Hudson by Banks; the fall of Vicksburg; the Bagging of Bragg's army by Rosecrans, and the utter rout of Lee's ragged rebels by the invincible veterans of Meade. It is very likely that the extra was not issued. One of our exchanged Confederate prisoners says he heard a Federal tell a friend at Fortress Monroe that Meade had lost 40,000 men in the battles of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

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