e, when they are resolved to gain the day. There will probably not be so many prisoners taken as usual, since the alleged cruel treatment of our men now taken at Gettysburg, and the sending of Gen. Morgan to the Ohio Penitentiary, and shaving his head, by order of Gen. Burnside.
A dispatch from Beauregard, to-day, states that the enemy are getting large reinforcements, and are at work on their island batteries.
There was a slow firing-and but one man killed.
It is believed that Governor Letcher will, reluctantly, call the Legislature together; but he says the members will exhibit only the bad spirit of the people they represent. What that means, I know not.
The Governor elect-commonly called Extra-Billy Smith has resigned his brigadiership.
But he is a candidate for a majorgeneralship, until inauguration day, 1st January.
He has had an interview with the President, and proposes to take command of the troops defending the city — that Gen. Elzey may take the field.