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e command of the Army of the Cumberland. He received the order relieving him from command on Monday evening last, and left on Wednesday for Cincinnati, where he was ordered to report, leaving Gen. Thomas in command. At Stevenson, Ala., he met Gen. Grant, who had been ordered from Nashville to take command of the army. Both Generals staid there that night, and were the guests of Gen. Hooker. Grant was still walking with a crutch, and very much shattered by his late accident. The PhiladelphiaGrant was still walking with a crutch, and very much shattered by his late accident. The Philadelphia Inquirer says of his removal: The country was somewhat startled by the rumor, followed by the acknowledged statement, that Rosecrans had been relieved from his command. The reasons seem to be that he exceeded his instructions and was unsuccessful; that he aimed to take Atlanta, when he should have been content with Chattanooga, and that when he met the enemy the battle was not as skillfully managed as it might have been. We do not presume to judge. Rosecrans has gained great credit in
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at Washington. They unmake, if they do not appoint, whatever Generals they please. Meade is the only one left, and we predict for him a speedy decapitation. Grant is to take the place of Rosecrans, and to hold it until the first battle at least. We take his appointment to indicate immediate active operations. Bragg, we pre, unless it was for his lying. This again can hardly be, for Halleck inculcated the duty of lying, and can hardly punish him for sticking so closely to his duty. Grant himself has never succeeded anywhere but by dint of overwhelming numbers. He is a slow-motioned General, and as a boaster fully equal to Hooker or Pope. Here he s, and we have no more dread of him than we had of Rosecrans. Indeed, the latter has proved himself the best General the Yankees have. The situation in which Grant will find the Army of Chattanooga is one which it will require all the ability he may be master of to rectify. It is half surrounded in Chattanooga, by a foe powe
e, with New Orleans papers, arrived to-day. Gen. Banks was at the wedding of Judge Atsch in New Orleans on the 19th. The True Delta, of the 20th, says advices from Havana represent that fears are felt of an insurrection of free negroes, owing to the reduction of the army in Cuba to reinforce the Spanish troops in San Domingo. If Rosecrans has been reinforced, as reported, he will probably fall back to his old camp at Tullahoma, and re-establish the morale of his army. If succeeded by Grant, as reported, offensive movements may be ordered at once. The Picayune, quoting a St. Louis telegram of the 9th, says: "The Confederates in Arkansas have concentrated, and are threatening Fort Scott on the borders of the Indian territory, and the ill-fortune attending Gen. Blunt's attempt to keep them at bay cannot fail to inspire uneasiness as to the ultimate result. The Era says the yacht Corphese and steamer Commodore arrived at Bay St. Louis from Fort Pike on the 16th, with one