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The News. From North Carolina. The Yankee papers represent that Schofield has at Wilmington and Newbern a sufficient force to beat any troops that may be dispatched from Richmond against Sherman. The Richmond and Petersburg lines. All is quiet on this side of James river. During the forenoon of Monday, the enemy, shelled our works on the Appomattox with great fury, some of the shells falling in the city of Petersburg. Grant is extending his City Point railroad to his position on Hatcher's run. East Tennessee and Southwestern Virginia. A report comes from Southwestern Virginia that Gilliam, with forty-five hundred Yankees, is advancing into Upper East Tennessee, their advance being now north of Greenville. It is believed to be their intention to try and occupy the whole of the State at the time of the coming election. Gilmer's brigade of Kentucky cavalry had an engagement last Saturday at Ball's bridge, in Lee county, Virginia, twenty-five miles north
We have received Northern papers of the evening of the 18th instant. There is nothing of importance in them. Sherman's plans — his March a Dangerous one. The New York Times, writing of Sherman's plans for his march to Richmond, says: It is well known now to the public that General Schofield has a very heavy force near Wilmington, which, of course, will flank any body that Lee may send out south of that point to oppose Sherman's army. We can count the time almost by weeks in which General Sherman, in his victorious march, will form a new base in Wilmington, or at some other point in North Carolina. With these fixed elements of the problem, with an approaching concentration, under the two best generals of the national armies, of some two hundred thousand veteran Union soldiers on the blood-stained fields of Virginia, what is Lee, with his hundred thousand men and his reduced supplies, to do? We admit that the progress of these various concentrating move
eneral Kelly was ordered with his command from the neighborhood of Resaca to report to Major-General Wheeler. The effective artillery and infantry of the Army of Tennessee, after the arrival of Mercer's brigade, amounted to forty thousand nine hundred; the effective cavalry to about four thousand. Major-General Sherman's army was composed of that of Missionary Ridge (then eighty thousand), increased by several thousand recruits; five thousand, then under Hovey; the Twenty-third corps (Schofield's), from Knoxville, and two divisions of the Sixteenth, from North Alabama. Major-General Wheeler estimated the cavalry of that army at fifteen thousand. On the 5th of May, this army was in line between Ringgold and Tunnel Hill, and after skirmishing on that and the following day, on the 7th passed back our advanced troops to Mill Creek gap. On the same day Brigadier-General Canty reached Resaca with his brigade, and was halted there. On the 8th, at 4 P. M., a division of H