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us proceed with the battle, the strangest, and singular and unsatisfactory conflict in which our arms have been engaged. Grant deployed his immense masses in two heavy lines of battle, and sometimes in three, supported by large reserve forces. The spectacle was magnificent as viewed from the crest of Missionary Ridge. He advanced first against our right wing, about 10 o'clock, where he encountered that superb soldier, Lieut. General Hardee, who commanded on the right, whilst Major General Breckenridge commanded on the left. Hardee's command embraced Cleburne's, Walker's, (commanded by Gen. Gist, Gen. Walker being absent,) Cheatham's, and Stevenson's divisions. Breckinridge's embraced his old division, commanded by Brig. Gen. Lewis, Stewart's, part of Buckner's, and Hindman's, commanded by Patton Anderson. The enemy's first assault upon Hardee was repulsed with great slaughter, as was his second, though made with double lines, supported with heavy reserves. The wave of battle
r existing — from short rations, depreciated currency, and the retention of old soldiers in service, might be obviated by allowing bounties, with discriminations in favor of the retained troops, an increase of pay, the commutation to enlisted men of rations not issued, and rations, or the value thereof, to officers. We have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servants, W. L. Harder, Lieut.-General. C. L. Stevenson, Major-Gen. E. F. Cheatham, Major-Gen. D. C. Breckenridge, Major-Gen. John C. Brown, Brig.-Gen. Edm'd W. Pettus, Brig.-Gen. A. W. Reynolds, Brig.-Gen. T. C. Hindman, Major-Gen. Jos. H. Lewis, Brig.-Gen. John K. Jackson Brig.-Gen. I sign this with the reservation that I approve the President's proposed system of permanent consolidations. P. R. Cleburne, Major-Gen. [In addition to the above names, there are some dozen others attached to the paper, some of them with reservations and explanations.] Mr. Foote, of T
Personnel. --Gen. John C Breckenridge of Kentucky, arrived in this city yesterday afternoon, and as a guest at the Spotswood Hotel. Gens. Wright, Hood, and Buckner are also stopping at the same place.
s from a Massachusetts paper of February, 1861. That was before Lincoln's inauguration. How truthful and prophetic the words of this honest and prophetic old farmer have now proved in the terrible realities which have since transpired: For Sale. A Farm, containing ninety five acres or more of good land, situated (or located) right in sight of Amherst College, within one and a quarter miles. Also, one half of a saw mill, at the mouth of Miller's river in Montague. If J C Breckenridge had been chosen President my property would have been worth eight thousand dollars, but now since Lincoln has been chosen President I want to sell out and go away. I want to go away from Abolitionism — away from Maine Law ism — away from Neal Dowism — away from Aristocratism. I want to go away from all sensation. I want to go into some country where men are kind to each other — where men love each other — where men are thankful and honest to each other. I don't want to go into a co
doing it. One young man went to Indiana, and by representing himself as friendly to the rebels, obtained these letters and brought them to me. I did not know the writers, but called several Indiana officers to examine them, and found out from them, who knew the handwriting, the history of the writers. I took tracings of the letters and sent the scout with the originals through the lines. Mr Garfield then read the following letters. Rockville, Ind., July 14, 1863. Maj Gen John C Breckenridge:Dear Sir --I take great pleasure in recommending to your favorable acquaintance the bearer, Mr--, of Greencastle, in this State. He wishes to visit the South, and not be subject to any danger from such a visit. Mr — was connected with the army for some months as a quartermaster of the — the Indiana volunteers but resigned immediately after the evacuation of Corinth by our forces, and has had no sympathy or connection with the army since. Any duty he may agree to perform you may re
4--3.35 P. M. Hon. Secretary of War About 4½ A. M. to-day, the enemy made an attack upon the right of our line. In front of General Hoke and part of General Breckenridge's line he was repulsed without difficulty. He succeeded in penetrating a salient in General Breckenridge's line and captured a portion of the battalioGeneral Breckenridge's line and captured a portion of the battalion there posted. Gen Finnegan's brigade, of Mahone's division, and the Maryland battalion, of Breckenridge's command, immediately drove the enemy out with severe loss. Repeated attacks were made upon Gen Anderson's position, chiefly against his right, under Gen. Kershaw. They were met with great steadiness, and repulsed Breckenridge's command, immediately drove the enemy out with severe loss. Repeated attacks were made upon Gen Anderson's position, chiefly against his right, under Gen. Kershaw. They were met with great steadiness, and repulsed in every instance. The attack extended to our extreme left, under Gen Early, with like results. Later in the day it was twice renewed against Gen Heth, who occupied Early's left, but was repulsed with loss. Gen. Hampton encountered the enemy's cavalry near Hawes's shop, and a part of Gen Wm. H. F. Lee's division drove t
heard of the stampede of his friend Hunter. The article of the Tribuneshows that Hunter's chief object was the capture of Lynchburg, and our forces did not drive back this most cruel and barbarous of all Yankee invaders one moment too soon. We copy the Tribunearticle entire: The victory of Gen Hunter near Staunton, on the 3d, is an evidence how heavily the balance of advantages in the large campaign of the summer begins, to weigh on our side. When Sigel was deated at New Market by Breckenridge, Lee seems to have taken it for granted that the Shenandoah campaign was over, and summoned the greater part of the rebel force in the Valley to join his man army. But he underrated the tireless persistence of his enemy's purpose. Gen Grant had an object in view, and Lee perhaps understands by this time that it was not given up because of one repulse. When Gen Hunter was assigned to the command in West Virginia and the Shenandoah, he set himself to work with a will to repair disasters;
arly were at the residence of F. P. Blair, Esq, which was the rebel headquarters. The fact that two Generals of corps were with the rebel force shows that their numbers could not be less than thirty or forty thousand men. It is said that General Breckinridge spoke of the rebel movement as one designed to relieve Richmond, but a man of his address and experience would hardly reveal strategies designs. The preservation of the mention of Mr. F. P. Blair in due to the interference of Gen. Breckenridge, who was no doubt influenced by the friendly relations formerly existing between himself and the eminent owner. It is an interesting fact that at the time of the threatened duel between the Men Francis B. Cutting and Gen. Breckinridge, the letter repaired to Sliver Spring, where he was hospitably entertained and kept out of the way of the officers of the law while the difficulties were pending. The two Kentuckian passed part of the time in the use of the rifle, in which both excel, G
ockingham county. They were a worthless part of the population, and burned their houses and barns before leaving. From Tennessee. Our forces in Tennessee and Southwestern Virginia are active, and meet with continued success. Official dispatches from that quarter, received at the War Department, state that Vaughan's cavalry drove the enemy from Rogersville on the 8th instant, killing and wounding a good many. No enemy in force this side of Bull's gap.--Rogersville is the county seat of Hawkins county, Tennessee, and is on the line of the Virginia and East Tennessee railroad. Bull's gap is on the railroad also, about thirty miles from Knoxville and some seventy-five miles from Abingdon, Virginia. It is thirty miles south of the Virginia State line, and near the junction of Hawkins, Jefferson and Greene counties. Generals Breckenridge and Echols are following up their successes with vigor, and have completely neutralized the efforts of the enemy in that quarter.
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