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we have three to your one, it will be a drawn battle. If we have only two to your one, we shall be whipped." This account we have from the General in person. It is stated on high authority, too, that the prisoners of rank freely assert, that it Grant is whipped in this fight, he will find it impossible to keep up his army, and the war will be virtually over. From the General above referred to we also learn that numbers of knapsacks and guns were found in the embankments which constituted the first of July. His right arm is partially paralyzed, but it is expected that time will restore to the limb the usual vitality power. The losses in Gen. Lee's army. Our losses up to Saturday night last, in the battles between Lee and Grant, commencing on Thursday, 5th of May, were comparatively slight. The Charlottesville Chronicle understands that Dr. Gill, Gen Lee's Medical Director, instructed our authorities at Orange C H, not to approve of any telegram which should estimate o
forts made to provoke Lee to unmask his batteries and show his hand. At length Grant seemed to grow weary of this kind of work, and ordered an assault to be made. hich admit a loss there of 20,000. These papers contain a confession also that Grant was beaten badly on his right, (our left,) where Ewell commanded, and that Cord. Our victory was complete on every part of the field. It is reported that Grant, just before opening the battle this morning, issued an order in which he annouaims that Butler has occupied Petersburg and invested Richmond. The courage of Grant's army, however, like that of the man in the play, is oozing out at their fingegage in mortal combat. A report prevailed in high quarters this afternoon that Grant was retiring in the direction of Fredericksburg and Germanna Ford, but it is pr the last two days that the real attack will be made on the right wing, and all Grant's manæuvres and demonstrations on the left have failed to create any diversion
lace; the missiles bursting all around the dwelling, but happily "nobody was hurt." They also occupied Hopkins's and Rowe's houses, firing from the windows. One minute ball from the Yankees passed through the window of Dr McCabe's chamber, and buried itself in the wall of the closet, smashing a small quantity of glassware. They finally moved down the Mountain road towards the Yellow Tavern, and the rest of their movements you know. The veracious officers announced the defeat of Lee by Grant, the taking of Petersburg by Butler, the death of Longstreet, and similar lies. Providentially, Dr McCabe was in the city attending to his duties, or he too would have had to share the fate of the Rev Mr Winston. God grant that the news we hear from Gen Lee's army may be, without abatement, a fact. If so we may thank Him, and take fresh heart for the conflict. Resident. P. S.--I omitted to state that the pillaging process was principally conducted by the negro soldiers, abo
ld Republic is safe--but your pile on it. Grant is a giant and hero in war, but all our Genera the form of a dispatch from Gen. Hancock to Gen Grant: "General — I have captured from thirt, and they made the woods ring with huzzas for Grant, for Meade, for Burnside, for everybody. rd. That they are ordered convinces me that Gen. Grant is satisfied that he will succeed in his adv men here generally. The Orders Prior to Grant's forward move — the expired Enlistment men toommanding. S. Williams, A. A. C. Gen Grant issued an order prohibiting quartermasters trmy first on Smith, hoping to crush him before Grant can reach within co-operative distance of Smits, however, believe that Lee means to confront Grant directly, and that any change of position he ( purpose in view. We may be certain, from Grant's past history, that his movements will be rapmpton Roads. We are very anxious to hear from Grant, but beyond the knowledge of a battle having c[4 more...]<
ting to some of the Richmond highways. As "Sallust" explains, in his letter published by us yesterday, the only road left him before he is thrown below the head of the Mattaponi river, where he must cross several large streams, is what is now called the Telegraph road. It is the old stage road between Richmond and Fredericksburg, and being that on which the telegraph line is built, it now takes the present name. This renewed effort to get to the right of General Lee plainly shows that Grant is tired of his desperate whiskey assaults, and is anxious to get by him. The example of his siege of Vicksburg is possibly shaping his strategy now. He possibly concludes that if he can only get the start of Lee, and reach the fortifications of Richmond, Lee would be as powerless to relieve Richmond as was Johnston to relieve Vicksburg. But the circumstances of the two places are totally different, as is his situation near the Rappahannock from that on the Yazoo. He had no such adversary
Grant's desperation. Many accounts, recently received, concur in the statement that Grant had been plying his men freely with whiskey, Grant had been plying his men freely with whiskey, to stimulate these to the renewed attacks upon our firm columns, after repeated repulses. He is understood to be a hard drinker himself, andort of courage very useful in a hot engagement in the battlefield. Grant, no doubt, is familiar with the patriotic, naval song of the "Constxed with brandy, O." The stimulant so freely resorted to by Grant, undoubtedly had its effect; and employed against less sturdy and dhave succeeded. Failure, however, is fatal to such rash attacks as Grant's whiskey, and Grant's desperation lead to. Gen. Lee's coolness, anGrant's desperation lead to. Gen. Lee's coolness, and the courage of his army, present a stonewall to that sort of assault, and when directed against them, it must ever recoil with "terrible slt, as has been the case in every instance on the Rappahannock. Grant is a brute. Such strategy betrays an utter recklessness of human l