The War news.
The report that Grant-was crossing troops to the north side was repeated yesterday, but we believe it to have been without any foundation.
We think it far more likely that any movement which he will take advantage of this fine spell of weather to make will be on his left, and not on his right.
There has been no more fighting on General Pickett
The shelling of Dutch gap
It was reported some days ago that from the Howlett battery a steamer could be seen in Butler
This is explained by the correspondent of the New York Herald
, who says Butler
's steam dredging machine has been sunk by one of our shells.
This was the steamer.
papers of yesterday morning bring us no news.
A cavalry fight, in which we were victorious, took place in East Georgia
The Yankee cavalry, under Kilpatrick
, were attempting to cross the Savannah river
, when they were attacked by Wheeler
, and, after an obstinate fight, driven back in the direction of Millen
, losing very heavily.
himself was at one time so closely pressed as to lose his hat, which was recovered by one of our troopers.
This trophy should be laid up in lavender with Pope
's coat, Washburne
's pantaloons and Dahlgren
's wooden leg.
's main army is moving towards the coast, and a battle is expected.
The following official dispatch was received yesterday.
reports from Corinth
, on the 26th that the enemy evacuated Decatur
, burning his large storehouse, filled with provisions and ammunition, harness and pack saddles.
Fifteen pontoon boats were accrued by Colonel Wind
, who pressed the enemy closely.
From the Valley.
The two armies are quiet, with the exception of the cavalry, who are constantly on the alert.
Last Monday, the Yankee
cavalry made a forward movement, but fell in with a portion of our infantry, who saluted them with an effective volley; whereupon they did not wait for further battle, but fled precipitately.
Two young ladies of Winchester
— were lately sent out of the lines by Sheridan
, and have arrived in Richmond
, Messrs. Williams
, and others, who were sent North a short time since, are in Fort McHenry
They are as well as could be hoped for under the circumstances.
Their place of confinement is the old stable loft — a most infernal hole — where the greatest exertions and cautions are necessary to keep clear of disease, filth and vermin, and where they are daily annoyed with the call of the roll by a Jew sergeant and the presentation of the detestable oath.
Late accounts from General Price
's army state that he is in the Kansas
line with a large army, and the Yankees
dread a hostile demonstration in the direction of Little Rock
; which fear may not be unfounded, as General Price
is within striking distance of that place; and, in addition, other forces are in such a position as will allow them to co-operate.