We make the following summary of news from the Baltimore American
of the 9th instant:
is exultant over the news from Mobile
, "through rebel sources," and by the small victory in Hardy county
From the Upper Potomac.
Our intelligence from the Upper Potomac
asserts that the rebels have again left this State.
was re-occupied by our forces on Saturday.--The rebel retreat is said to have been made in great haste, the movement of our forces on the south side of the Potomac
threatening their rear.
's command, composed of the Sixth and Ninth corps, crossed into Virginia
on Saturday, and the prospect for a battle is, therefore, regarded as imminent.
The main rebel force, under General Early
, is reported to be retreating on Winchester
Before leaving Hagerstown
the rebels arrested and carried off two prominent Union citizens.
has been temporarily placed in command of the defences of Washington
, the Middle Department, including Maryland
, and the Department of the Shenandoah.
reports, on the authority of a scout, that General Averill
overtook the rebels at Moorefield
on Sunday, attacked them, and captured all their artillery and five hundred prisoners.
From Grant's army.
A dispatch from the Army of the Potomac states that the rebels exploded a mine under one of our works in front of Petersburg
on Friday, but succeeded in doing very little damage.
The rebels managed their mining operations very badly, and the explosion took place forty yards in front of our works.
They attempted an assault afterwards, but were repulsed with considerable loss.
Both armies are engaged in strengthening their defensive works.
A few days since fifty rebel deserters attempted to come into our lines in a body, but our troops, not understanding their intentions, fired on them, and twenty-nine of the number were killed or wounded.
A dispatch from Fort Smith, Arkansas
, says that the rebels, under Generals Cooper
, were defeated near that place on the 31st ultimo.
They were in full retreat, pursued by the Union
has revoked General Hunter
's order banishing rebel sympathizers from Central Maryland
has not been assigned to any command yet. He will visit New York.
has published a letter attempting to prove that his son, Ulric, did not write the orders found on his person.
The so-called Governor Hahn
, of Louisiana
, has arrived in Washington
The last quotation of gold in New York is two hundred and fifty-seven.