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Petersburg, July 10.
--The Philadelphia Inquirer, of the 8th, has been received here.

Secretary Welles had received information of the fall of Vicksburg, on the 4th, from Admiral Porter. He says that Pemberton sent in a flag of truce on the morning of the 4th, offering to surrender if the men were allowed to march out. Grant replied that no man should leave except as a prisoner of war. After consultation with his commanders, Pemberton unconditionally surrendered.

The event has caused tremendous rejoicing all over the North. Lincoln was serenaded, and responded in a foolish speech.

A dispatch dated Harrisburg, July 7, 9 P. M., says a big fight is going on at Williamsport.--The whole rebel army appears to be on the bank of the river, and is no doubt making a desperate fight.

The Inquirer says there is no news from the army of special importance. Meade is closely watching his discomfited but wily antagonist, and an engagement is expected in a day or two. The Inquirer claims 6,000 prisoners, besides the wounded left behind. The slaughter among the Confederate General officers is great. --Trimble is a prisoner in our lines, his left foot gone. Kemper is a prisoner, and in a dying condition. Armistead was captured on Thursday, and is dead and buried. Hood is wounded in the arm. Heth, Pender, and Pickett, are known to be wounded, and Barksdale and Garnett are dead. The Federal loss cannot be less than fifteen, and may reach twenty, thousand. The Inquirer says the worst feature of the disaster is that no many Federal officers, most of them skilled and efficient, are either killed or in captivity. Butterfield is wounded more than was expected, being injured internally.

The Catawba, from New Orleans, brings later advices, which says that Donaldsonville was attacked by the rebels in force on the 28th, commanded by Gen. Greene. The rebels were repulsed after three hours hard fighting, with a loss of 600. The gunboats participated.

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