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two days. There is nothing later from Gen. Butler than the date of my last dispatch. Ge fight on Friday. Dispatches state that Gen Butler is still holding the line of railroad betweeorted killed, and General Webb wounded. Gen Butler is reported to be within ten miles of Richmo now estimated at about twelve thousand. Butler's operations on the Southern--Destruction of gunboats — surprise attack — Narrow escape of Butler. The New York Times has a correspondent with Butler's expedition on the Southside, who is furnishing that journal with fancy sketches of the t. The surprise attack — Narrow escape of Butler. A dispatch from Washington, dated the 9th with 7,000 men, made a surprise attack upon Gen Butler, about ten miles from Richmond. So sudden and unexpected was the encounter that Gen Butler himself narrowly escaped capture. Indeed his own orr of dispatches gives it as his opinion that Gen Butler, having already cut off Beauregard, will be [1 more...
h sends him via Fredericksburg, which is due east of Germanna, while Richmond is due south.--He however puts Hancock on the same day (the 8th) into Spotsylvania Court-House, from which, if he was ever there, he was certainly whipped, as our forces hold it and confront the enemy, who has been unable to dislodge them. "The cool determination and courage" of the Federal troops, says the truthful Stanton, "was too much for the desperate fury of the rebels, who have been driven at all points" ! ! Butler sent him General Lee's modest and guarded message of the first battle, and he communicated that to the public, no doubt believing that a report like that would be construed by the Yankees, so accustomed to boasting and hombast, into the admission of a defeat by General Lee. Stanton helps them to this conclusion by adding himself that it was generally believed in Washington that "Lieut. Gen. Grant is achieving a complete victory" ! The third dispatch of the veracious Secretary of War to