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removal. Very respectfully, your obd't serv't, (Signed) R. E. Lee, General. The following letter, received at a still later date, shows what a vast number of the enemy's wounded still lay upon the field of battle--four days after the engagements — notwithstanding the efforts made by Pope's officers to remove them under the permission granted by Gen. Lee. The answer of Gen. Lee to this application of Dr. Coolidge has not been communicated: Centreville, Va., Sept. 3, 1862. Gen, Robert E. Lee, Commanding Confederate Army: General: Medical Director Guilet, of the Confederate Army, and Medical Director McFarlin, of the U. S. Army, have just arrived here from the battle field, near Manassas. The accounts they give are far more serious than my previous information had led me to believe. Our wounded soldiers, to the number of near three thousand, many still lying on the field, are suffering for food. I have no commissary stores, and my supplies of medical comfort
Point. A lady from Richmond, yesterday, also came down, and says that there is much sickness at Richmond, that the city is quite deserted, and she heard nothing said of the late battles, and the rebels are very confident of doing great execution with their iron-clad gunboats, when completed. There were no papers brought down. Gen. McLellan's command. The following is the correct form in which the order with reference to Gen. McClellan has been issued. War Department Adj't Gen's Office,Washington, Sept. 2. 1862. General Orders, No. 122. Major-General McClellan will have command of the fortifications of Washington and of all the troops for the defence of the Capital. By command of Maj. Gen. Halleck. E. D. Townsend, A. A. G. The latest from Kentucky--Lexington occupied by the Confederates. Cincinnati, Sept. 3. --Regiments from camps and companies from the interior towns have been arriving all this afternoon. The military authorities a
Louis Democrat, of the 3d inst., says that Gen. Blunt is to march from Fort Scott immediately to invade Northwest Arkansas. The Confederates are concentrated at Cross Hollows, near Elkhorn battle field, awaiting his appearance. Quantrell encountered the Union forces at Lamar, killing and wounding 22 men and two officers. The Washington correspondent of the New York Tribune states the losses in all the battles, including Saturday, at 12,000, and calls Pope a liar for over-est mating his loss. The rebel loss is believed to be less, as they fought under cover. Gen: Banks burned his own baggage train, and destroyed three other trains loaded with supplies. One thousand surgeons had arrived at Washington, volunteering their services. The steamboats and street cars in Cincinnati had stopped running, and all business was suspended. Humphrey Marshall was approaching Cynthiana from Piketon, Ky. Gen. Smith's forces were variously estimated at from 12,000 to 25, 000.
with two Dahlgren howitzers on board, while aground in the Tennessee river, at Duck Shoals, 100 miles, above the river's mouth, was captured by guerrillas. There is a report in Massachusetts that Charles Francis Adams, Minister to England, has signified his willingness to change places with Charles Sumner, United States Senator. The Indian hostilities continue. The Governor of Dakota had called out 2,000 men to suppress them. Judge Amidon and his son had been killed by them. Gen, Jim Lane's recruiting operations in Kansas have been most successful. He has raised five white regiments and organized. 1,200 negroes. Col. Fletcher Webster, son of Daniel Webster, who was killed at Manassas, was buried at Boston with great ceremony on the 8th. The State Democratic Convention of New York has nominated Hon. Horatio Seymour for Governor by acclamation. Clement L. Vallandigham has been nominated by the Democracy of the 3d district of Ohio for reelection to Congre
hile this was going on the Garibaldi Guard crossed the river and brought off the artillery left on the Maryland Heights, except the three siege guns. During the night of Sunday the rebels had placed additional batteries in position, and at daylight Monday morning opened from seven or eight different points. They, in fact, completely surrounded the Union forces. About S. A. M. Col. Miles was severely wounded in the left leg by a piece of shell. After this the command was assumed by Gen, White. Reinforce ments not coming up as had been anticipated, it was though useless to further continue the fight, and the works, with all the forces, &c., were surrendered at 10 A. M. by General White to General Hill. The same account adds, that before the surrender the cavalry force, numbering 1,600, obtained permission to cut their way out, and succeeded in getting off. When near Williamsport, Md., they captured Longstreet's ammunition train. It says: The wagons were about ha
Affairs in Suffolk. Our advices from Suffolk are to Wednesday night last. The number of troops now in and around Suffolk is estimated at 17,500. Major-General Peck is in command, assisted by Brigadiers Ferry and Vessey. The infantry number 15,000, cavalry 2,500 and there are three batteries of artillery, numbering 17 pieces. The railroad is guarded all through the Dismal Swamp, chiefly by new levies recently raised. The enemy is fortifying four miles this side of Suffolk, and they say they will hold the town at all hazards. The tidings of Gen. Mansfield's death, who fell at Sharpsburg, was received at Suffolk with some regret by the citizens of that place. Gen, M. had been in command there for several months previous to his fall, and unlike Yankee officers generally, was very mild and lenient in his rule. The people fear that they will not see his like again during Lincoln's Administration.
nd people not including the wounded.--The Railroad is not The telegraph line has been repaired to General reached on Saturday to the with a large force General early this morning to to-day General of the Batchie river and The retreating. Their is very a large. General a message here from Column a large of wounded. was killed the United States of the sent at 3 P. M., on the following intelligence had bee there. of 40,000 men, attacked Gen. our troops, who manner. was killed at the head of his captured a large number of guns and prisoners. undoubtedly be completely destroyed The New York Herald, on these dispatch and repeats its the Southern States to return to the under Price and Van Dorn had been force in that vicinity, made up Corinth army. brought away from New Orleans and the new After their defeat at the rebels rapidly as possible all the forces they that neighborhood for
The Daily Dispatch: October 9, 1862., [Electronic resource], Affairs in the Kanawha valley — Sale of Salt. (search)
Affairs in the Kanawha valley — Sale of Salt. --A letter in the Lynchburg Republican, from Charleston, Kanawha county, Va., dated the 2d instant, says Gen. Loring is still at that place. It adds: The Yankees made a dash on Gen. Jenkins's command, a few days ago at Buffalo, supposing he was happing. The attack was make early in the morning by some 500 cavalry and infantry, while the valley was covered with fog. They approached close enough to be seen, when Gen J. let loose upon them with a howitzer, which scattered them like chaff. Our forces pursued them about 9 miles, but owing to the dense fog, thought it prudent to stop pursuit, for fear of falling into an ambush.--Recruiting is progressing very rapidly, many of the old infantry companies having been filled already, and cavalry companies forming without number. It is reported that our cavalry have three steamboats blockaded at the mouth of the river, or near Guyandotte. The Yankees run them aground on the opposi
ed boats carrying passengers and goods for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of Memphis, it is ordered that for every boat so fired on ten families must be expelled from Memphis. The Provost Marshal will extend the list, already prepared, so as to have on it at least thirty names; and on every occasion when a boat is fired on, will draw by lot ten names, who will be forthwith notified, and allowed three days to remove to a distance of twenty-five miles from Memphis. By order of Major Gen't W. T. Sherman. L. M. Dayton, A. A. G. The following is a speech made by Gen. Pained the Federal commander at Tuscumbia, Ala, to his troops upon the occupation of that place: Soldier ! This country is yours; these people have unwittingly planted everything we need in this beautiful valley, and it shall be dealt out to you with a lavish hand, and not stingily. If you want corn, these waving fields will supply your wants, take it. If you want quit, vegetables, chickens, or
ch from Washington, dated the 7th, says "there is no evidence of any enemy in great force immediately in front of Washington." It adds: A deserter from the 2d Virginia cavalry, Mumford's brigade, captured near Fairfax Court-House states that Gen, Jo. Johnston is to supercede Gen Bragg in Kentucky. He says that he heard rebel officers admit the loss of the rebels at Antistam to be 46,000 killed and wounded, and 4,000 prisoners. According to his statement the rebel army is located thus: MGen Bragg in Kentucky. He says that he heard rebel officers admit the loss of the rebels at Antistam to be 46,000 killed and wounded, and 4,000 prisoners. According to his statement the rebel army is located thus: Mumford's brigade, of from 900 to 1,000 cavalry, is between. Warrenton and the springs. The force at Culpeper Court House, now commanded by Gen. Jo. Johnston, consists of three divisions; one of the them commanded by Gen. Gus. W. Smith, another by Gen. Horton; the name of the other division commander he did not know. The force under Lee at Winchester, he says, numbers 180,000 men, and is being reinforced, but this is evidently too high an estimate. Fighting in the West--the Confederates
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