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enemy's Plans. Our pickets at Tunstall's Station, on the York River Railroad, yesterday morning captured R. B. Francis, a correspondent of the New York World, who was on his way to the White House, under the impression that Gen. Baldy Smith had reached that point from the Southside. He had in his possession a number of letters, and his dispatches for the World, which we are enabled to lay before our readers in advance of their publication in that paper. One of the letters stated that Sedgwick's corps started in the campaign with 30,000 men, and is now reduced to 12,000. The writer expresses his pleasure that Grant is now going to try a little of his strategy, after "butting" uselessly against the enemy's fortifications. The World's correspondent was brought to Richmond and placed in Castle Thunder. On his arrival at that institution he sent for an officer of the prison, and told him that he was Mr. Francis, late of Gen. Grant's army; that he unfortunately ran into our pic
stle bridges--one sixty feet in length, one thirty feet--and the railroad for a long distance south of the Chickahominy were destroyed. Miscellaneous. Gen Sedgwick was shot through the head, Monday morning, whilst superintending the mounting of some heavy guns, in an angle the men had just prepared. There was no skirmishing at the time, but an occasional sharpshooter sent a buller in that direction, which caused the men to be on the alert to dodge them Gen Sedgwick, who was standing near them, was smiling at their narrowness, when a ball struck him in the forehead, the blood oozed from his nostrils, and he fell back dead into the arms of his Assipointment expired by constitutional limitation, and they were reappointed.--Horallo S Wright rejected by the Senate and since appointed, and is now in command of Sedgwick's corps. The resignations are, Cassins M Clay, Jas A Garfield, Schuyler Hamilton, Charles S Hamilton, E D Keyes, E D Morgan, Benjamin M Prentiss, and Robert M S