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t they left for Washington last Friday night and another corps took their departure the same night. This fact shows that Grant has reduced his army by sending a portion of it away to defend Washington. From Petersburg. Nothing occurred yesterday beyond the usual shelling. This is Grant's amusement while awaiting the result of events in Maryland. Wednesday was ushered in by heavy artillery firing upon our centre, to which our batteries replied promptly, giving the enemy as good as hemere conjecture, and not sustained by official information. It is true that two (and perhaps three) corps have left, but Grant may, and probably will, still keep up a show of force for he will hardly hastily abandon a position from which he expects such famous results. It is currently reported that Grant's hospitals are full to overflowing. The chief sources of diseases are the trenches around Petersburg. The water and the hear are afflicting hundreds with diarrhœa, and as the summer a
th instant the river was rising at St Louis. The papers, as usual, contain very little news of interest. There had been an arrival with news from Tampico of a late date. All was quiet at that port. The French had whipped the Mexicans at Tuscan, and captured the fort, with four pieces of artillery. They now occupy the town. It is stated that reinforcements were expected at Tampico, among them a body of eight hundred Arabs, which is rather a strange commodity we imagine. As soon as they arrive expeditions are to be made up to act in the interior on the guerilla plan, we suppose. Judge Dent, a brother-in-law of Gen Grant, has for some time past been cultivating a plantation ten miles back of Skipwith's Landing. A guerilla party entered the neighborhood on Tuesday, stole sixty mules and carried away all the negroes employed on the plantation, and everything else they desired that could be removed. The Judge himself reached Skipwith's Landing and came up on the Emperor.
unded. It is reported that Gen. Tyler escaped. Grant has sent word if the forces around Baltimore and Wasd pronounced them "all right. " Dispatches from Grant's headquarters, on the 10th, say the raid on Marylanf it. Good news is also shortly expected from Gen Grant's army. It is believed that Petersburg will shortn do, by way of the Shenandoah Valley, will induce Gen Grant to send any portion of his army to the defence of ovements are now under way for largely reinforcing Gen Grant's army by veteran troops from points of less vitalred by over one hundred of our gone, and that were Gen Grant to give the orders, its destruction would be the work of but a few hours. The statement that Gen Grant has made demands for the surrender of Petersburg are whout the latter. It is hardly to be supposed that Gen Grant would make a demand for the surrender of a town pere was no adequate comprehension of the magnitude of Grant's undertaking, or there is misconception as to the m
the James the most universal opinion in the North was that Grant's campaign was a stupendous failure. Great despondency exiNorth and South were literally scraped for men to reinforce Grant. The Ohio militia, who went on to Washington for one hundrhem selves, "From the Rapidan to the Chickahominy, what has Grant gained." It was caller to tell what he had lost. He threw was whipped. That you may see that I have not exaggerated Grant's losses, let me clip for you, from the radical Republican the spring campaign opened, as follows: Men. Grant's army up to the crossing of the James100,000 Sherman's arto break down the military power of the South. Disaster to Grant and Sherman will so effectually dampen the ardor of the par, McClellan will undoubtedly be nominated. But a defeat of Grant would be followed by the nomination of such a Peace DemberaJackson beat all his competitors — among them one named General Grant--in three successive heats. There is considerable
wn from the clouds? Are they a large army of regulars or a small squad of raiders? We do not know, the Washington Chronicle does not know, Lincoln does not know, Grant does not know, and the New York Herald does not know. We are told by these authorities sometimes that it is only a few of Mosby's men flying around and kicking upin it dwindles into a raid by Imboden, or a marauding expedition by some Irregular force. It is pronounced a "fizzle" by the New York Herald, and a "fiasco" by Gen. Grant. The former says it must fall ridiculously, and the latter says if Washington will take care of itself, he will take care of Richmond. He is sure that no rebenever was expedition planned with greater caution, or executed with greater secrecy. We trust that ample vengeance will be taken for the outrages committed by Grant's thieves. Already Gov Bradford's house has been burned in return for the destruction of ex-Governor Letcher's, and the scoundrels who shouted loudest when the ne