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n's movements. A letter from General Sherman's brother, at Savannah, says that, on the 26th ultimo, a portion of the army commenced moving. Completion of Butler's canal — the bulkhead blown out--fifteen feet of water in the canal. A letter to the Philadelphia Inquirer, from Butler's headquarters on the 1st, announces Butler's headquarters on the 1st, announces the completion of the canal and the blasting out of its upper end on that day. It says: The long-expected blasting of the upper end of the famous Dutch Gap canal occurred at 4 o'clock this afternoon. To effect its removal, it was to be blasted with gunpowder. As a preliminary to this, it was desirable to diminish, as far ag was in readiness for blowing away the barrier and allowing the waters of the James to flow freely through the new channel dug for them. This afternoon, General Butler, with most of the officers of his staff, rode down to the gap to witness the culminating act of the great enterprise of which he was the author, and in which
The War news. The most interesting news of the day is brought us by the Northern papers, and is the announcement that Butler's much-talked-of Dutch Gap canal has at length been completed. The importance of this news remains to be seen. If it is a success; that is, if it admits the passage through it of the Yankee fleet, it is an important and useful work to the enemy, inasmuch as it puts them about six miles nearer the city by water than they would be had they been obliged to make the tri was finished, to protect the laborers against our batteries, was blown out last Sunday--the first day of this year. The Yankee nation are making a great glorification over the completion of this work, and volumes of praise are being lavished on Butler for originating the canal scheme and prosecuting it to a successful conclusion. It is, as we have said, only so far successful that the gap has been out through and the out filled with water. It advancing the enemy in the siege of Richmond is a
One thousand Dollars reward. --Ran away, last night, my Negro Woman, Ann, and her two children. Ann is of a dark brown color and about thirty-three years old; is pregnant, and has a scar or sink in one cheek. Her daughter, named Sarah Brown, about eleven years old, is darker than her mother, and very intelligent. Her son, named Charles, eight years old, black, has a thick under lip, and is somewhat bow-legged. The above reward will be paid for their delivery to me in Richmond, at James T. Butler & Co.'s, Cary street, below Pearl. Thomas Boudar. ja 5--2w*