Grant's First Strategic movement.
--Another raid is said to be in progress by the Yankees
or Washington, in North Carolina
There is little or no doubt that Burnside
is in command of the Yankee
forces in Eastern North Carolina
It is reported that he has a disposable force of ten thousand men and five batteries.
How near this comes to the real number is more than we are prepared to say. But, from indications, there appears to be little doubt that the enemy is about making a move from either Washington
— probably from both, on the W. and W. railroad.
This move is no doubt in conjunction with movements of the enemy on the Rapidan
, in their next "on to Richmond
," in order to weaken Gen. Lee
The late cold spell has no doubt retarded military movements for several days.