t the enemy is approaching the city from the northeast, as if from Gloucester Point.
It may be so — a small body; but Gen. Ransom, Gen. Elzey's successor here, doubts it, for his scouts give no intelligence of the enemy in that quarter.
But the 19tle, beginning near Spottsylvania Court House, ended at Fredericksburg, indicating a Waterloo.
And a dispatch from Gen. Ransom from the south side of the river, states that Butler's army is retreating to the transports. This is regarded as confiers from Richmond.
We have been beaten, or rather badly foiled here, by orders from high authority; and it is said Gen. Ransom finds himself merely an instrument in the hands of those who do not know how to use him skillfully.
The enemy is N. C. Now if the rogues and cut-throats he persisted in having about him be likewise dismissed, the Republic is safe!
Gen. Ransom has now full charge of this department.
Mr. Secretary Seddon is sick, and Mr. Assistant Secretary Campbell is crab