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a thousand were received at the Libby yesterday, including the following commissioned officers: Brig Gen Heckman, 1st brigade, 2d division, 10th corps; Col H C Lee, Lieut Col W G Bartholomew, Capt J H Nutting, Capt R. R Swift, 2d Lieut W. T. Davis, 2d Lieut Justin 1st Lieut and Adj't T W McMns; Lieut John H Ladd, 1st Lieut Jst, 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 our loss up to Saturday night at a higher figurshould estimate our loss up to Saturday night at a higher figure than six thousand in killed, wounded and missing; and the Doctor said that he felt convinced that forty-five hundred would cover our whole loss up to that time. We have it from high authority that Gen Lee himself estimated the enemy's loss at full thirty thousand.
in the organization of the army of Virginia, as Inspector General of the Virginia forces, and he was receiving the different regiments into the service of the State. Company after company came from Richmond, until he was compelled to report to Gen. Lee that the people of Richmond were sending troops to the field without regard to the industrial pursuits of the country, and Gen. Lee gave orders that no more volunteers should be received from the city of Richmond. There was no city in the CGen. Lee gave orders that no more volunteers should be received from the city of Richmond. There was no city in the Confederacy more loyal or patriotic, and none had contributed more to the army, in proportion to its population, than the city of Richmond. A motion to lay the resolution on the table was defeated — ayes 33, nays 39--and the consideration of the resolution was deferred until Thursday. Mr Miles, of South Carolina, from the Military Committee, reported a bill to provide passports for members of Congress of the Confederate States. Mr A H Garland moved to amend by adding "delegates and
From General Lee's army. [from our own Correspondent.] Army of Northern Virginia. Spotsylvania C. H., May 10, 1864. I have written you regularly since my arrival at the headquarters of the army, but tear that some of my letters have not rh it was delivered by the Federal commander. The greater part of the forenoon was consumed by him in an attempt to make Gen Lee developed his plans and position. Artillery was used freely, and skirmishers and sharpshooters were pushed forward along the lines, and vigorous efforts 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. His infantry came up to the work in handsome style, and weakest part of our line of entrenchments, embracing the salient angle that was lost temporarily yesterday. It has been Gen Lee's opinion for the last two days that the real attack will be made on the right wing, and all Grant's manæuvres and demon
nd 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, about fifty of whom were with the party at Glen Allen. The out-houses bear the marks of the minute balls fired from Mr Rowe's and Mrs Hopkins's farm. A tree in the yard near the dwelling was partially skinned by a portion of a shell, the frag
er, it was said, having been withdrawn to go to Lee. The Nashville correspondence of the Chicago Jocky will be exposed to Longstreet, should Lee find himself strong enough to detach a force fo of Gen Grant in his abilities speedily to beat Lee, and destroy the East Tennessee Railroad, as a he following were some of the conjectures as to Lee's intentions by the Washington Star: The be moving up the Peninsula under Gen Smith, he (Lee) preparing to throw the weight of his army firsmilitary judges about us, however, believe that Lee means to confront Grant directly, and that any change of position he (Lee) may have made, is with this purpose in view. We may be certain, frfrom Richmond came to us to-day, reporting that Lee and Ricketts had both been seriously wounded. orced during Tuesday night by two brigades from Lee's army, it was thought, but this seems to be very improbable, unless Lee should really be retreating from his present position. The James riv[1 more...]
The situation. The dispatch of Gen. Lee to the President shows that the enemy is endeavoring still to carry out his plan of out flankinghe present name. This renewed effort to get to the right of General Lee plainly shows that Grant is tired of his desperate whiskey assautegy now. He possibly concludes that if he can only get the start of Lee, and reach the fortifications of Richmond, Lee would be as powerlessLee 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 situatiohe Rappahannock from that on the Yazoo. He had no such adversary as Lee in front of him. Pemberton's small force he swept away without effort; Lee's army he has assailed for ten days with all his power, in vain. How can he pass such an army? He is compelled to defeat it before he can move on Richmond. General Lee, of course, is aware of the objects of his adversary, and his precautionary measures are generally e
n, to have tried this physic on his men, and the song records the fact: "To the weather gauge, boys, get her, And to make his men fight better, Gave them to drink gunpowder Mixed with brandy, O." The stimulant so freely resorted to by Grant, undoubtedly had its effect; and employed against less sturdy and determined troops than the soldiers of the South, might have succeeded. Failure, however, is fatal to such rash attacks as Grant's whiskey, and Grant'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 slaughter" upon the assailant, as has been the case in every instance on the Rappahannock. Grant is a brute. Such strategy betrays an utter recklessness of human life, for the gratification of his own ambition. His losses have been immense, and nothing but ultimate victory can save him from the universal execration of even the Yankee