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New York and Baltimore papers of Monday, the 7th inst., have been received. They do not contain much news of interest save that from Europe, which is given in another column. The latest dates from Charleston are to the 4th. A dispatch from Fortress Monroe says: ‘ The United States dispatch steamer Oleander just arrived, from off Charleston Sept. 4, reports "Sumter perfectly demolished," but the rebel flag still flying. ’ Gen. Gillmore dug out and captured 75 men from their rifle pits in front of Fort Wagner last Tuesday. Everything is progressing favorably. A letter from Morris Island, dated August 30, states that deserters, several of whom reach our lines every day, represent that the people of Charleston are anxious to surrender the city, but Beauregard is determined to devote it to destruction. The shelling process caused general surprise, Beauregard having pledged his reputation that it was an impossibility, and mere Yankee bravado. It has been ascertained that the first shell fired from the marsh battery entered a house occupied by a number of officers, killing several and destroying the house. Some of the shells went to the farthest extremity of the city and destroyed a large cotton warehouse and other buildings. Deserters say there are but twenty five men in Sumter, and that it will be blown up as soon as an attempt is made to take possession. [This doubtless accounts for the Yankee assault on Tuesday night in barges.] A special dispatch from Memphis says: ‘ The steamer Progress, from White river, brings the news that Gen. Davidson, with cavalry and artillery, constituting the advance of Gen. Steele's army, on the 28th of August, drove the enemy, seven thousand strong, across Bayon Metallic bridge, killing and wounding about one hundred and capturing two hundred. Our loss was thirty.--The rebels burned the bridge after crossing. ’ Gen. Steele was at Duval's Bluff on the 31st ult. Relative to movements in Gen. Meade's department, the Herald says: ‘ The intelligence from the army of General Meade is not indicative of any immediate movement. Information comes from deserters that Gen. Lee's army is scattered over a wide extent of country — from the Blue Ridge to the Rappahannock. Between this and the Rapidan rivers only a few pickets are posted. It is pretty well ascertained that no important force of Lee's army has crossed the Rappahannock. ’ The news from Tennessee is not news to the Confederates. Gen. Burnside entered Knoxville on the 4th inst. There is very little intelligence from Rosecrans. A telegram from Bridgeport, dated the 3d, says: ‘ All quiet to-day in front. Forty or fifty deserters and refugees come in daily since the army has crossed the river. The divisions remaining on the north side of the river are contracting their lines, and can cross at short notice. ’ The bridge at Bridgeport was repaired by noon to-day, and trains have been crossing since. Country south of the river very rough, and roads bad. Reconnaissances are sent out daily to near Lookout Mountain.--The rebel force still occupies a strong position. The deserters still think that we shall have no fight at Chattanooga. Important news from the army may be expected. Five gentlemen, composing the Relief Committee of Lawrence, make the statement that the dispatch recently sent from Kansas City to the Associated Press, asserting that a large amount of goods and money, and a number of horses taken by Quantrell had been recovered and returned, is unfounded. Of the horses stolen only three have been returned, and the value of the merchandize recovered will not exceed one hundred dollars. A dispatch from Fortress Monroe, dated the 5th, says: ‘ Dr. Wright was recently tried before a military commission for shooting Lieut. Sanborn while the latter was drilling negro troops in Norfolk, and the result of the investigation was forwarded to the President for his decision. We learn to-day that President Lincoln has ordered a final trial, but whether it is before a military or civil tribunal has not yet been determined. ’
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