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The War News. Yesterday was the most quiet period that has occurred since the commencement of active operations in the vicinity of Richmond. No reverberations of cannon broke the stillness of the air, nor were there any exciting "rumors from the front" to disturb the equanimity of the inhabitants. Persons from the lines report that Grant is moving his forces around our right, but what his purpose is remains to be developed. In the absence of official information, we forbear to speculate upon probabilities. We have a commander who anticipates every movement of the enemy, and in their confidence in his skill and sagacity the people rest securely. Yesterday morning a detachment of Fields's division was sent forward to skirmish with the enemy near Cold Harbor.--They picked up some twenty five prisoners on the way and sent them to the rear.--Finding the enemy's first and second lines of fortifications deserted, they proceeded on to the third, wherein were two Yankees, who fi
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Yankee prisoners. --About seventy-five Yankee prisoners were committed to Libby prison yesterday. Among the number were two or three commissioned officers. They were representatives from Grant's army.
From Gen. Lee's Army. Battle Ground Near Gaines's Mill, June 6--7 P M. --Last evening Grant send a flag of truce proposing that in the intervals of the fight unarmed parties should be permi
mated his willingness to entertain a regular flag of truce for these purposes.
This morning Grant sent another flag, saying he would avail himself of the understanding to send out unarmed parties to bury the dead and care for the wounded.--Gen. Lee promptly replied, showing that Grant had misunderstood his letter.
Here the matter rests.
The heavy firing last night amounted to nothing. in great haste.
Early has followed them ten miles to-day, capturing 69 prisoners, who say that Grant has gone to the White House because his men will not fight.
The impression here, however, is thuse because his men will not fight.
The impression here, however, is that Grant is making for the James river, to cross to the Southside.
There was a little sharpshooting on our right to-day.
General Situation of Affairs. Grant, persevering in the system he has been all along pursuing, having had fifteen or twenty thousand of his men put hors de combat at Cold Harbor, thinks he has lost enough for the present, and is moving on his
h a diversion as will influence the result here.--Even the destruction of the tunnel would not relax the hold of Lee upon Grant.
The news, however, that Staunton had been captured made all the old women in trowsers croak like a concert of frogs yes taunton and destroying the public buildings and stores!
We have no patience with such creatures.
Prisoners say that Grant has received forty thousand fresh troops from Ohio.
We believe it to be a lie; but if it be true, they must be ninety days men. There are no veterans in Ohio.
Grant's removal relieves our people of a great grievance.
Like the unfeeling brute he is, he has allowed his killed and wounded to remain on the ground where they fell, until the stench from the putrid carcas