--Since yesterday nothing of great interest has transferred.
To-day there has been some cannonading and some slight skirmishing.
Yesterday Gen. Meade
sent a flag of truce to Gen. Beauregard
, requesting permission to bury his dead, which was not granted.
The City Council to-day held a meeting and sent a committee to Gen. Beauregard
to ask his advice in regard to the removal of non-combatants.
B. replied that no notice had been given by the enemy of a purpose to shell the city, but it would be prudent for those who could to leave the lower part of the city, and for the women and children to remain in cellars.
Very few shells have been thrown into the city to-day.
's lines reach from James river
across the Appomattox
to within two miles of the Weldon railroad.
Advices from Liberty this morning say that Hunter
had been pursued through that place, and that he was retreating towards Buford's Gap in considerable disorder, and that some prisoners had been taken, and no doubt more would be.
The enemy, at this writing, seem to be moving towards the Weldon railroad.
will doubtless be prepared for them.