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The latest from the North.

Petersburg, Aug. 15.
--The has Northern dates of the 12th. Stanton telegraphs Dix that Grant reports the casualties from the explosion of the ammunition barge at City Point were — killed, fifty-three; wounded, one hundred and twenty-eight; and that Sherman was knocking Atlanta to pieces with four-and-a-half inch shells. The press correspondents say the debris was immediately cleared away at City Point preparatory to erecting new wharves, &c., which ware destroyed. Three thousand barrels of ammunition exploded, destroying a warehouse five hundred feet long, and many other buildings, including a train of cars.

The rebels in the trans-Mississippi are said to be crossing to the east side. Dick Taylor commands at Meridian, instead S. D. Lee.

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