The War news.
Yesterday, although the day was for military movements, all quiet and from the loftiest lookout nothing could be seen at the line of blue blouses plying the and pick, for "dig, dig, dig, " is the Yankee
motto, as though they were Virginia
's green bosom to spite its noble sons, who withstand them so Many of the miscreants are unwittingly, but voluntarily, their own well-earned graves.
and Captain McCrae
, also were missing on day before yesterday morning are prisoners, and well.--The picket to which they were attached in the night.
The path by which they were obliged to return is intricate and circuitous.
The two attended gentlemen attempted to by themselves, and wandered into the lines of
From the Valley.
in the Valley
— that is, in parlance; but we may that the enemy is very much by such men as Mosby
and who are never quiet; and ere long another lot of wagons, &c., to the Confederate Government and more prisoners, gobbled up; we may be sure that Mosby
will to any extra trouble to catch prisoners since the murder of his men. It is said that when he heard of it, though by his physician totally unfit the saddle, he sot out immediate for his command.
The situation in front and around Petersburg
Every indication points to the Boydton
plankroad as the next point of attack by the enemy.
They appear to be preparing for a move.
The Federals in that quarter are their favorite pastime of burning houses and maltreating noncombatants we learn from the Petersburg Express
that deserters still continue to come into our lines in considerable numbers.
Not long since, the desertions from a New Hampshire regiment became so frequent and alarming that it had to be removed and another from the same State moved to the front in its stead.
Ere the lapse of many days, the same condition of things was observable in the new regiment, which was supplanted at once by a loyal command from the Abolition State of Massachusetts
From this last regiment the desertions became more frequent than before and now it is said to have been relived by a fourth.
The news from Georgia
is cheering, but for prudential reasons it must be with held from publication for the present.
, it appears, had gone to Nashville
just previous to General Hood
's move cutting the Western and Atlantic railroad at Bar Shanty.
Thus he was cut off, and there he lies howling.
He has sent, in his misery for Burbridge
— brave Burbridge
and his invincible and fleet- foot-of-cavalry to come and carry him to his army ere it be too late.
can help him remains to be seen.
In the meantime General Thomas
, the renegade.
Virginian, is in command of the Yankee Army
of the South
, his laurel wreath is already wilted; and at Eternal Justice does not sleep, he who has beggared and exiled the Atlanta
sufferers will be made shortly to chew his mother lip in disgrace.
The Abingdon Virginian
gives the following interesting particulars of Colonel Witcher
's Northwestern raid:
has just returned to Greenbrier county
from a very successful expedition into Northwestern Virginia
, the result of which, as we have it from authority that many be depended upon, is to follows.
He brought out four hundred horses and over two hundred fine cattle.
He captured Hulltown, Jacksonville
, he destroyed a large amount of all kinds of stores.
, he captured Major Long
, of the Third (Yankee) Virginia
cavalry, of Averill
's brigade, with one hundred men and horses and equipments complete, besides the quartermaster buildings, containing one Thousand bushels of shelled cats and at least $1,000,000 worth of quartermaster, commissary and medical stores, one thousand stand of small arms and equipments.
He also destroyed the telegraph office and brought away the instruments.
He also captured the bank at Weston
, with upwards of $5,000 in all kinds of funds, which will be turned over to the Confederate Government.
He captured in all about three hundred prisoners, and broke up the home guard organization everywhere he went, and has returned without the loss of a man, but has brought out some recruits."
Although we have "robbed the cradle and the grave" to gather men to replete our dwindling army, yet, no matter where a Yankee sets foot, he finds some good Confederate ready to dispute his passage.
Latest accounts from Florida
say that the enemy are again on a move from Green Cave Springs, with three thousand negro and three hundred white troops.--They were thought to be advancing on Gainesville
; but when our troops were ready to meet them, they did not come.
We learn from an authentic source that on Wednesday last the enemy commenced an advance from Bayon Sara towards Jackson, Louisiana
. Colonel Scott
met them, and, after a severe fight, repulsed them with severe loss.
The enemy returning with large reinforcements, our troops evacuated Clinton
and fell back towards Liberty.
On Thursday the Yankees
started on a general raid, pillaging as usual.
They visited the towns of Clinton
, Williams's Bridge, Greensboro
At last accounts they were still in motion.
Two of the Harris
line of steamers have arrived at a Confederate port, laden with consignments of clothing and blankets for the Southern