Gen. Lee's army — the Potomac Re-Crossed.
Yesterday, during the day, we had a number of rumors in circulation with reference to the army of Gen. Lee
. One was that the enemy had succeeded in getting in our rear, and had occupied the town of Winchester
The report, however, proved to be unfounded.
Late in the day an official dispatch was received by the President
from Gen. Lee
, conveying the information that our army had recrossed the Potomac
The particulars of the crossing we were not able to obtain, if, indeed, any were given in the dispatch.
The news that our army has again returned to Virginia
will doubtless create a damper upon the feelings of the enthusiastic, who saw in the invasion of Pennsylvania
reason to believe that there was nothing to prevent Gen. Lee
's successful march to Philadelphia
; but among the reflecting there will be a sense of relief experienced that our gallant army has succeeded in recrossing the river in safety.
The 52d Va.suffered very little.--Lieut Col. Skinner
, of Staunton
, was wounded.
Among the losses in the 3d Va. are — Killed: Lt Col. A D Calcotte, Lts Guy
, Arther, Mitchell
Wounded: Adjt. Stewart
, Capts Hodges
, Lts Brown
, Fraetas, Gorner, White
, and P H Arther.
Missing: Capts Phillips
, Lts. Gleason
, W W White
, Cage, and W M Tuck
Company D, 14th Va., sustained the following losses: Capt Coghill
, Lts Taylor
, wounded and missing; Lt Chalkley
had a leg amputated and was left in the hands of the enemy; Orderly Sergeant
and privates Childress
, W Cheatham
, and Thos Perdue
, are missing; Hughes
and S Cheatham
are wounded and missing.
In the Boydton (Va.)
Cavalry — Missing: Lt Gales, privates Gregory
, and Robertson
22d Va. Battalion (Heth
's Div'n)--Wounded: Sergt W C Winn
, Corporal Dalton
, privates Shorter