Latest from the North.
The Baltimore American
, of the 2d inst., has been received.
It contains a dispatch from the "seat of war" in Illinois
, representing that a scout reported the rebels fifteen thousand strong,
entrenched three miles from Mattoon
Another dispatch, dated Mattoon
, next day, (31st,) says:
"Everything seems to have resumed its usual quiet.
The rebels are believed
to have dispersed.
The 47th Indiana had left, etc."
The Red river
expedition had gone up as far as Natchitoches
, sixty miles above Alexandria
, and had captured four hundred prisoners, four cannon, etc.
Deserters arriving at Knoxville
report that all of Gen. Longstreet
's baggage had been sent back to Richmond
, and that his whole force was under marching orders.
It is reported that a large force of rebels is concentrating at Pound Gap
, under Buckner
, for a raid into Kentucky
and Gen Meade
had been to Fortress Monroe
to confer with Gen. Butler
Ten Brigadier Generals
have been ordered to report to Gen. Sherman
It is believed that Gen. Buell
will supersede Gen. Schofield
in command of the army of Ohio in East Tennessee
At 2 o'clock, on the 1st, sold in New York was 166¼. The closing quotation in Baltimore
same day was 168.