Latest from the North.
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
, of the 8th, has been received here.
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
The event has caused tremendous rejoicing all over the North
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.
says there is no news from the army of special importance.
is closely watching his discomfited but wily antagonist, and an engagement is expected in a day or two.
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.
is a prisoner, and in a dying condition.
was captured on Thursday, and is dead and buried.
is wounded in the arm. Heth
, and Pickett
, are known to be wounded, and Barksdale
The Federal loss cannot be less than fifteen, and may reach twenty, thousand.
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.
is wounded more than was expected, being injured internally.
, 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.