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Latest from the North.

We are indebted to Major Norris, of the Signal Corps, for the following extracts from the Baltimore American, of Saturday, 1st instant:

‘ From the Army of the Potomac it is stated that Gen. Lee had massed his army at Culpeper, and made preparations to give us battle. His first advance South of Culpeper was to foil us in taking the Fredericksburg route; but, finding our army did not advance, concentrated his army at Culpeper, and fortified the banks of the Rapidan.

Vicksburg advices to the 26th say that Gen. Herron's division has gone to participate in the attack on Mobile. Mississippi is virtually abandoned by the rebel forces. The removal of slaves from Mississippi to Georgia and Alabama has been so great that the Governors of those States have issued proclamations for bidding it.

Gen. Gilmore, (commanding near Charleston,) in an official dispatch, states his whole loss from the 10th to the 18th ult, at 665 killed and wounded, and 350 missing.

Pegram's forces have been defeated in another attempt to destroy the railroad bridge at Paris, Ky. They were subsequently encountered at Lancaster, and again defeated; and nearly one hundred prisoners captured. At last advices the rebels were hastily retreating towards the Cumberland river.

Nassau advices state that two rebel steamers had returned there, being unable to get into Charleston. Ten blockade running steamers cleared from Nassau on the 8th ult.

The N. Y. Tribune has a letter dated Richmond, July 16th, stating that the late mission of A. H. Stephens was to prevail upon our Government to desist from arming negroes, or they would retaliate by arming and organizing all the slaves in the South to operate against our armies, under their masters as officers.

Advices from New Orleans via Memphis bring rumors that Braskear City is again in our possession, and that Gen. Wertacil has captured 3,000 rebels at Donaldsonville.

The removal of the dead from the battlefield at Gettysburg is forbidden during the months of August and September.

A Liverpool letter states that one of Laird's iron-clad vessels was launched a short time since. She is most formidable, will have two turrets, coated with armor plates 4½ to 5 inches thick; will sail 13 knots per hour, and has a ram in the stem projecting seven feet. There are well-grounded suspicious that this vessels is designed for the rebels.

Mosby's men made a raid on Fairfax Court-House Thursday night, capturing a number of Ender's wagons loaded with goods. Colonel Lowell, with the 2d Massachusetts cavalry, is in pursuit of them.

There is no foundation for the rebel report of the death of Gen. Caterhaus. At latest accounts he was in excellent health.

Ex Senator Wall, of New Jersey, for expressing disloyal sentiments, was soundly thrashed Tuesday by Geo. Beuners, Government contractor.

The following officers, captured at Gettysburg, have been sent from Fort McHenry to Johnson's Island, Lake Erie. C C Black well, 23d N C, Capt Jos. Mosell, 8th Flat Capt Jos McAfer, 22d Ga, Capt D G Sanders, 3d Ga; Capt W L Rone, 6th Ala; 1st Lt R A Ely, 2d Ala; J E Kelley, 13th Va Cav, 1st Lts R N Sullivan and G D Charles, and 2d Lts G J Hull and W A Meres, 1st S C Rifles, 2d Lt J H Fryer, 5th Ala; 1st Lt B S Speun and 2d Lt P E Mayer, 6th Ala, 1st Lt W W Nolan, 16th N C, 3 L L C Gentry, 26th N C; and 3d Lts Jas of and A McFayden, 63d N C.

The 11th corps of the Army of the Potomac has been broken up, and the divisions incorporated with the other corps the army. Gen. Howard, its commander, is assigned to the command of the 2d corps.

Gen. Strong died at New York Thursday from wounds received in the attack upon Fort Wagner.

Old Abe is about to make a visit to the New England States.

A serious riot occurred recently at Belfast, Ireland, between the Catholics and Protestants.

In New York Thursday the stock market was much excited and gold advanced to 128.½ At the first board Friday Virginia sixes sold at 61. Tennessee's, 66½ New Orleans, 69; gold, 128½ The advance in gold during the week is 2 per cent.

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