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lroad. The opinion prevailed at the time that Grant was trying to throw his army to the east side of the Mattapoul, and that he would probably move down the stream to Bowling Green, and possibly to West Point, where he would form a junction with Butler and Smith. Doubtless he desired to produce this impression upon Gen Lee, as in that event he might reasonably "calculate" that the latter would make a corresponding movement to the east. It is not yet time for me to say precisely what Gen Lee de last reinforcements that can be sent to Grant, unless a portion of the forces operating in North Georgia and against Richmond from below are recalled. It is not improbable that the arrival of Augur's division, and intelligence of the defeat of Butler by Beauregard, may have influenced Grant to order the attack. Augur's troops, like Burnside's "black spirits and white," will be worth but little in the hour of trial. The number of wounded men left by the enemy in the two field hospitals,
encamped at Bottom's bridge, after accomplishing the most splendid cavalry movement of the war. At 3 o'clock on Saturday afternoon Sheridan formed a junction with Butler's army at Turkey Hand, on the James river. His whole loss was not over 300 in killed wounded, and missing. There is nothing later from Gen. Butler. A Gen. Butler. A telegram dated Fortress Monitor, 12th, says: Gen. Sheridan arrived at the James river yesterday afternoon. He had heavy fights, in which he was very successful. He got inside of the rebel works around Richmond and could have taken the city, but was ignorant of Gen. Butler's position. Our men could see the gas lights iGen. Butler's position. Our men could see the gas lights in Richmond. They took three hundred prisoners. Capt Howe, A. A. G., of rebel Gen. Ruggles's staff, and seventeen officers and three hundred rebel prisoners, have arrived from Belle Plain in charge of Capt Hond, of the 18th veteran corps, en route in Fort Delaware. Among them are Major Gen. Edward Johnson, Brig Gen. Geo. H. S
of corn and sixty-four bushels of bran, the property of the Confederate States, one barrel of whiskey, one lot of corn, a quantity of sugar, two bags of salt, two bags of flour, two bags of wheat, three bags of meal, one box of candles, and $1,095 in money, the property of some person unknown. The evidence in this case having already been made public, it is unnecessary to repeat it. The corn belonging to the Government and the barrel of whiskey, which was identified as the property of James T. Butler & Co., were turned over to their owners; but the rest of the articles will in a few days be given to the needy poor of the city, unless some person can establish the ownership of it. Edward was remanded for further examination before the Hustings Court. James Kirk, former restaurant keeper on 6th street, was reported for purchasing sixteen dozen eggs in the Second Market to sell again. Kirk plead in excuse that he had a great many boarders to feed, and that the eggs were intended
"Lee has got one eye on him, (Butler,) and, I am afraid, is smart enough to foil all Grant's plans. Would to God he was on the Union side, for every one acknowledges him to be the greatest and most successful General in the country." [Yankee letter found at Fort Drowry.] "Lord what have I done that my enemies praise me?" was the exclamation of the inspired pensman, under circumstances, it is to be presumed, somewhat similar to that in which Gen. Lee is placed. How the great Virginian will receive this tribute we are not prepared to say positively. But we think we can guess. Yankee slander may be endured--Yankee lies hurt nobody--Yankee vituperation is quite equivalent to the general applause of the rest of mankind. But Yankee praise is altogether intolerable. The victim of it may well proceed at once to a rigorous self-examination; for he may feel assured that though he be innocent of any dishonorable action, the Yankee believes him either guilty or capable of it. Gen