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He is now in the hands of the enemy. These facts were learned through flag of truce.--Gen. Walker is a native of Florida. From Northern Virginia. Many reports were in circulation yesterday in regard to the situation of affairs in Northern Virginia, but the only reliable information from that quarter is given in the letters of our army correspondents and the telegraphic dispatches which we publish this morning. It is believed that Grant, having thrown away 50,000 men in front of Gen. Lee without accomplishing anything, is now endeavoring by a strategic movement to reach the Peninsula, with a view of advancing on Richmond from that route, taking for his base West Point, which he might have occupied at the commencement of the campaign without the loss of a man. Be this as it may, we have a General in command whose eye is constantly watching the movements of the invader, and who will not fail to take advantage of every opportunity to meet and circumvent them. Heavy firing
From General Lee's army. [from our own Correspondent.] Army of Northern Virginia,Spotsylvania C. H., May 18th, 1861 Gordon, of Ewell's corps. Of course Gen Long, formerly of Gen Lee's Staff, and now commanding the artillery of Ewell's corps As you were informed by my letter of the 16th and by Gen Lee's official dispatches, the enemy moved a portion of his foith. Doubtless he desired to produce this impression upon Gen Lee, as in that event he might reasonably "calculate" that thethe east. It is not yet time for me to say precisely what Gen Lee did do. This much, however, may be safely published now, v 12th. His stratagem had failed to accomplish its purpose. Lee did not move his whole army to the right and away from the bas well as the humblest privates, have come to look up to Gen. Lee with the most implicit faith; and confidence, and to belihe price of provisions so high. It is a disgrace to subject Lee and Longstreet, Ewell, Gordon, Kershaw, and thousands of oth
pes of the Yankees. It was expected to throw Gen. Lee, bag and baggage, into the hands of the "gianhere which professes to announce the retreat of Lee with enormous losses; but as it was a current rfor eight miles--we shall immediately hear that Lee has retreated from his line on the Po river. H gap he has made is presumedly some distance in Lee's rear; more probably just above the North Annabridge than elsewhere. With the road untouched Lee has had great difficulty in getting up supplies assuming the presence of Sheridan's cavalry in Lee's rear, it becomes difficult to foresee the cou be escaped only by expedients of desperation. Lee may still be able to fight — we will not attemp fifty or sixty arriving at Pine Bluffs. Gen. Lee in a bad way. Here is the sort of telegra. It is very readable to those who know that Gen. Lee's army has not missed a ration from Sheridan'er issued on Monday, found on some prisoners, Gen. Lee notified his army that his communicatio[3 more...]
and swell the total to about 35 000. The proportion of slightly wounded is extraordinarily large. The only allusion to the terrific fight of Thursday, 12th, is contained in the following extract from the same letter: Hancock captured 4000 prisoners, as stated, and my informant counted 18 pieces of cannon taken by him, and believes there were others. The prisoners and guns were mainly from Gen. Ned Johnson's command. His cannon had been taken from their first position, by order of Lee, to strengthen another point. At Johnson's urgent solicitation, they were returned to him on Wednesday night, and his men were engaged in putting them in position at 5 o'clock on Thursday morning, when Hancock surprised them by a sudden attack, and captured the whole. The fighting was obstinate till night. Our successes were uniform along the whole line all day — no reverse at any point. Considerable space is devoted to particulars of Sheridan's movements, but they contain only exagge
is supposed Grant is awaiting reinforcements in order to renew the attack. To-day matters have been quiet all day.--Yesterday Meade sent a flag of truce to Gen. Lee, thanking him for sending him Wadsworth's body, for which he applied by flag of truce during the Wilderness fight. Meade, on the 13th, issued a congratulatory order to his troops. He claims that Lee has now abandoned his last entrenched position, which he had so pertinaciously held, suffering a loss of 18 guns, 24 colors, and 8,000 prisoners. Meade further says the fight is not over, the enemy must be pursued and, if possible, overcome, and that he (Meade) expects reinforcements, whiss of 18 guns, 24 colors, and 8,000 prisoners. Meade further says the fight is not over, the enemy must be pursued and, if possible, overcome, and that he (Meade) expects reinforcements, which Lee cannot possibly get. Up to 3 o'clock to-day there has been no fighting. The weather is warm, and the roads are fast drying.
"Lee has got one eye on him, (Butler,) and, I am afraid, is smart enough to foil all Grant's plans. Would to God he was on the Union side, for every one acknowledges him to be the greatest and most successful General in the country." [Yankee letter found at Fort Drowry.] "Lord what have I done that my enemies praise me?" was the exclamation of the inspired pensman, under circumstances, it is to be presumed, somewhat similar to that in which Gen. Lee is placed. How the great Virginian will receive this tribute we are not prepared to say positively. But we think we can guess. Yankee slander may be endured--Yankee lies hurt nobody--Yankee vitupether intolerable. The victim of it may well proceed at once to a rigorous self-examination; for he may feel assured that though he be innocent of any dishonorable action, the Yankee believes him either guilty or capable of it. Gen. Lee should protest against commendation from such a quarter. He has done nothing to deserve it.