It is understood that dispatches were received by the Secretary of War
from General Lee
, on Saturday evening, but for some cause they have not been given to the public.
Those familiar with their contents assure us however, that they are of the most cheering character, and speak of the condition of the army as but little impaired by the severe fighting at Gettysburg
Our losses there are acknowledged to have been heavy, but it is claimed that the victory rested with our arms up to the time of the retirement of our forces.
The fights of the two first days are represented to have been very decidedly in our favor, while on the third day our troops stormed the first line of the enemy and carried his works, which were found untenable without subjecting the army to a lots not justified by the results to be attained.
The retirement of the army was effected in most admirable order, and was not interrupted by the enemy, as is alleged in the Northern-journals.
The loss of our army in the three days fighting, it is thought, would not exceed ten thousand in all — killed, wounded and captured.