From the North.
papers of Saturday have been received.
They contain only meagre accounts of the battle of Chickamauga
, the substance of which we subjoin:
, Sept. 23.--Special dispatches from Chattanooga
to-day fail to get through.
Though the news is far from encouraging,
people here have confidence that Rosecrans
will maintain himself till reinforcements reach him, and that he will then turn the tables on Johnston
,Sept. 24.--A dispatch from Gen. Rosecrans
, dated at his headquarters last night, says:
"I cannot be dislodged from my present position."
Sept. 23--Very little news of an official character is received here, we obtaining all our news from officers directly from the front.
It is rumored that we have lost four Generals
in killed and wounded, and two as prisoners.
, correspondents of the New York Herald
has arrived here from the battle-field.
He says that the official reports of the battle from Washington
are in the main totally incorrect; that really the Army of the Cumberland has met a defeat which must put it on the defensive for some time to come.
was falling back on Chattanooga
, where he was perfectly safe from all that Bragg
could do. His lines of communication were perfectly secure, and he had plenty of ammunition and provisions in Chattanooga
to stand a month's siege.
The result is virtually a defeat, as we have lost tremendously in material — not less than fifty pieces of artillery falling into the enemy's hands, whilst they lost twenty taken by us.
is in no danger, but at the time Mr
. S. left Chattanooga
the danger to Burnside
was very imminent.
papers of Friday evening say that dispatches from Gen. Rosecrans
to 2 P. M. on Thursday show that he is in an impregnable position, feels entirely safe, and has no doubt about holding out.
invites battle in his present position.
From appearances Bragg
's army is massed in Chattanooga Valley
, before the city.