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The Baltimore American, of the 27th ult., has been received. The following is a summary of the news: The Yankees had not heard, up to the 27th ult., of the retreat of Sherman, the defeat of Seymour in Florida, or of the repulse of Grant's forces at Tunnel Hill. The Democratic State Convention of Connecticut has nominated Mr. Orizen S. Seymour, of Litchfield, for Governor. The New York Democratic State Convention met at Albany, Wednesday. After completing the preliminary organization, a committee on credentials was appointed, who reported in favor of admitting six delegates from each of the New York city factions — Tammany, Mozart and McKeon. A squally time ensued, the opposing factions charging each other with all sorts of vileness and trickery. The quarrel revealed the fact that with the exception of the Tammanyites, the leaders of the Democracy in New York city are thoroughly impregnated with the peace delusion. Finally the report of the committee was ad
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Sherman's Mississippi expedition. [from our own Correspondent. Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 26, 1864.
ole plan must come to naught.
The advance of Sherman's army was full of danger, as in the event of the naval attack upon Mobile, the advance of Sherman upon Meridian, and the forward movement upon ley!
There is reason to believe that Gen. Sherman expected when he marched out of Vicksburg t ossible, force him down towards Mobile, while Sherman rushed upon him in front.
Had Gen. Polk retr f not designed to draw him in that direction, Sherman would have occupied Meridian, Demopolis, and icksburg.
Had Gen. Polk retired upon Mobile, Sherman would have thrown himself in his rear and cut n Atlanta, against which it was finally hoped Sherman would be able to advance from the west, while as he must in the course of a few hours, that Sherman has been failed, he will probably retire to C st bank of that stream, it was impossible for Sherman to move upon Mobile without exposing his flan