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uiet on the Southside. An official dispatch received at the War Department yesterday states that Butler is sending troops down the river in transports. This is supposed to be for the purpose of reinforcing Grant, since there is no evidence of any intention to evacuate Bermuda Hundred. It is stated that the enemy have felled the woods in the vicinity of Marius Gilliam's farm, in Chesterfield county, in order to command an unobstructed view of the opposite bank of James river. From Gen. Lee's Army. Some skirmishing took place along the lines yesterday, chiefly in front of Stratford's and the old Stonewall brigade. Our casualties are reported to have been about twenty five wounded. Some cannonading was heard during the day, the cause of which has not been ascertained. The reports are that Grant proposes to make the White House, on the Pamunkey, his base, but the general impression is that a great battle will be fought before his preparations can be completed. It is repor
t revengeful, and he dissented from a sentiment of hate against the misguided private soldier, however severely he had fought against us, but he would be for giving Lee, Davis, Beauregard, and all that class of men — not taking them by the hand and telling them to go, but for giving them a rope to hang them with. [Cheers.] Gen Clay, in the course of his speech, announced that a dispatch had been received from the Secretary of War announcing the retreat of the whole rebel army under Lee, and that two corps were right on their heels giving them the very devil. At this announcement the whole audience rose en masse and cheered vehemently for several s, and may be made public at some future time. More men wanted. The United States army, and the people too, feel the enormous losses inflicted upon it by Gen Lee. The Philadelphia enquirer has an article on the want of more men, in which it holds this language. It is the fashion to account for the superior energy and
From Western Virginia. [correspondence of the Dispatch] May 23, 1864. The extraordinary liberality of the people of this Valley is as wonderful as the which their sons have displayed on the battle field. For three long years it had been the same, and, instead of being diminished by the pressure of the times it seems to have increased, and in fresh ardor from the necessity of self scarifies. For example, to meet the calls for the relief of the wounded in the late battles of Gen Lee's army, wagon loads of provisions from the country, and daily baskets from the private houses of the town, have poured in one continuous and overflowing stream. Barrels of milk, buttermilk in such quantities that washing tubs had to be employed to hold it; wheat bread, not only in the greatest profusion, but baked in the most elegant style; bacon, apple butter, pickles, cheese, and even apple and blackberry pies, in such abundance that a thousand soldiers, in addition to the other had each
he wrong that ought to first propose a reconciliation. The man who suffers it cannot take such a step without humiliation. By a parity of reasoning, in all wars, the aggressor ought to make the first advances to peace. The injured nation or people cannot do it without self — abasement. In our case it is certain that nothing but absolute submission would do, and Lincoln has already proclaimed the terms on which he will condescend to receive our submission. These proposals to initiate peace propositions on our side are to the last degree pernicious. they generate a treasonable spirit where it did not exist before, and keep it alive where it did — and that, too, whatever may be the intentions of those with whom they originate. We regret to see the authority of such a name as Gov. Vance's given to proceedings so objectionable. We are for peace, too. But the negotiators whom we would employ are Lee, Johnston, Beauregard, Kirby Smith, Dick Taylor, and their companions in arm
One hundred dollars reward. --Ran away from the subscriber April the 28th, 1864, my boy waiter, about 14 years old, a scar on the left corner of his mouth, and one on the left hip; he had on an old brown coat, gray pants, and a black cloth cap. I bought him at auction a few days before from a Mr. Cook, sold by Messrs Lee & Co, Aucts, Richmond, I will pay the above reward if confined in Richmond or Chesterfield jail. George Bartlan, Cover Hill Pits. N R.--His mother lives on Broad street, near the New Market, with Mrs Moonshine. my 31--6t