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The New York Herald, of the 16th, was received Saturday night. It contains' very little of interest not even the closing quotation of gold on the 14th, which we presume was published in the Sunday's issue. The Herald's army correspondent, under date of 14th, gives the following mild statement of the losses in Grant's army to that date: The 2d corps has lost 1100 killed, 7000 wounded, 1400 missing. The 5th corps has lost 1200 killed, 7500 wounded and 1300 missing. The 6th corps has lost 100 killed, 6000 wounded, and 1200 missing. The total losses of these three corps amount to 27,700. Burnside's losses are nearly in the same proportion, and swell the total to about 35 000. The proportion of slightly wounded is extraordinarily large. The only allusion to the terrific fight of Thursday, 12th, is contained in the following extract from the same letter: Hancock captured 4000 prisoners, as stated, and my informant counted 18 pieces of cannon taken by him, and believes there were others. The prisoners and guns were mainly from Gen. Ned Johnson's command. His cannon had been taken from their first position, by order of Lee, to strengthen another point. At Johnson's urgent solicitation, they were returned to him on Wednesday night, and his men were engaged in putting them in position at 5 o'clock on Thursday morning, when Hancock surprised them by a sudden attack, and captured the whole. The fighting was obstinate till night. Our successes were uniform along the whole line all day — no reverse at any point. Considerable space is devoted to particulars of Sheridan's movements, but they contain only exaggerated account of facts already known here.--The Herald's situation summary says: ‘ On the 13th the whole command encamped at Bottom's bridge, after accomplishing the most splendid cavalry movement of the war. At 3 o'clock on Saturday afternoon Sheridan formed a junction with Butler's army at Turkey Hand, on the James river. His whole loss was not over 300 in killed wounded, and missing. ’ There is nothing later from Gen. Butler. A telegram dated Fortress Monitor, 12th, says: ‘ Gen. Sheridan arrived at the James river yesterday afternoon. ’ He had heavy fights, in which he was very successful. He got inside of the rebel works around Richmond and could have taken the city, but was ignorant of Gen. Butler's position. Our men could see the gas lights in Richmond. They took three hundred prisoners. Capt Howe, A. A. G., of rebel Gen. Ruggles's staff, and seventeen officers and three hundred rebel prisoners, have arrived from Belle Plain in charge of Capt Hond, of the 18th veteran corps, en route in Fort Delaware. Among them are Major Gen. Edward Johnson, Brig Gen. Geo. H. Stuart; Col. Pebbles, of Georgia; Col. Davidson, of New Orleans; Colonel Hardeman, of Georgia; Colonel Harrell, of North Carolina; Colonel Fitzgerald, of Virginia; Colonel Parsley, of North Carolina; Colonel Davant, of Georgia; Major Carson, of Georgia; Major Enett, of North Carolina; Major Wilson, Louisiana; Major Warnum, of Louisiana; Colonel Vandervelde, of Virginia; Colonel Cobb, of Virginia; Colonel Haynes, of Virginia; Major Nash, of Georgia; Major Perkins, of Virginia, and Major Anderson, of Virginia. The steamer John Tucker has arrived with three hundred recaptured Union soldiers. Two hundred wounded from General Sheridan's command have arrived and left for Baltimore. Sheridan destroyed a million rations, other stores, rolling stock, &c, to the amount of ten millions of dollars in value. The following paragraphs are from the Herald; Thanksgiving services were yesterday performed in Trinity church, in this city, for our recent Union victories, in obedience to the request of the Rt. Rev. Bishop Porter. Dr. Vinton preached the sermon, and alluded to the different battles in which the arms of the republic were triumphant. Information has been received from Havana that the Harriet Lane, which was captured by the rebels in Galveston Bay on the 1st of January, 1863, has succeeded in escaping from that part with a cargo of cotton for Havana, where she is now lying. Her armament has been removed, and she is now employed in running the blockade.
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