The War news.
Nothing of interest has occurred on the lines below Richmond
the enemy keep up their now daily bombardment of our lines between the Jerusalem
road and the Appomattox
. --The greater portion of Grant
's army is in front of Petersburg
; but gives no indications of early active operations.
is waiting the results of military movements elsewhere.
Our scouts report that General Palmer
, with a division of infantry and a battalion of artillery, has occupied Bower Hill
, eight miles east of Portsmouth
It is suggested that this force is intended to operate against Weldon
Information was received here on yesterday that a column of Sheridan
's forces, estimated at eight thousand men, had crossed the Blue Ridge
at Chester gap
, and were moving towards Gordonsville
Another report put the force of this column at five thousand infantry and cavalry, and four pieces of artillery.--They are said to have reached Madison Courthouse at five o'clock on Tuesday evening. Since then, nothing has been heard from them.
Their object is believed to be to cut the Central railroad at Gordonsville
We, however, for reasons that it is not necessary to mention, feel little apprehension for the safety of that point.
The telegraph wire between Gordonsville
's, nine miles this side was cut in several places yesterday morning.
This was, no doubt, the work of the enemy's scouts.
The country in this neighborhood is densely wooded and favorable to the operations of scouts.
We have no further news of Stoneman
's operations in Southwestern Virginia
There has been no confirmation of the report that Breckinridge
had beaten the raiders near Glade Spring
, though the intelligence received on Tuesday, relative to the fight at that place, may be correct.
Nothing in contradiction of it has been heard.
From the nature of the case, it is difficult to get any authentic information from points beyond Dublin station.
An unofficial dispatch from Lynchburg
, yesterday, states that the damage done to the lead works by the enemy was slight, and will be speedily repaired.
From the South.
An official dispatch from Wilmington
, received Tuesday night, announced that thirty of the sixty-five Yankee war vessels that recently sailed from.
had arrived off that place.
No- thing was heard from Wilmington
It is to be hoped the gale which sprung up last night swept the North Carolina
coast with greater violence than it evinced here.
, we have nothing.
At last accounts, it was closely invested on the south and west by Sherman
The Yankee papers state that their iron-clads are about to move up the river to prevent our troops evacuating the place, if they are so disposed.
This is easier said than done.
Our forts and torpedoes will bring them to a stand still before they reach the city.
Several days since, a raiding party came up from Pensacola
and cut the Mobile and Great Northern railroad at Pollard
's, seventy-two-miles northeast of Mobile
, and then retired.
We are still without advices from Hood
, except through the Northern
papers; full extracts from which will be found in another column.
If half they tell be true, Hood
is in a bad fix, indeed., Perhaps the worst piece of their news is the reported death of General Forrest
This being on the authority of Rousseau
, there is much reason to hope it is untrue.
Official information has been received here that a column of five thousand of the enemy are on the Mobile and Ohio railroad, north of its crossing of the Mississippi railroad.