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reported in Stafford. I can report nothing as to dispositions of our own army. A report prevails that Major-Gen. Hood has been promoted Lieutenant General, and Brig.-Gen. Wilcox to the rank of Major General. It is understood that on account of dissatisfaction among the officers and men of Rodes's celebrated old brigade at the appointment of Col. John T. Morgan, of Alabama, to that command, he has declined to accept. I hear that both Col. C. A. Battle, of the 3d Alabama, and Col. O'Neal, of the 26th Alabama regiments, have been recommended as fit officers for the vacancy created by the promotion of Gen. Rodes on the battle-field of Chancellorsville. Quiet prevails to-day. "The situation" is such, however, that several weeks or a few days only may elapse before the present status is disturbed. Gen. "Extra Billy" Smith, your Governor elect, having doffed his uniform and returned to civil life, is on a visit to the army and relatives in the section of country adjacent.
The Daily Dispatch: August 10, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Strength of the Yankees on the Mississippi. (search)
the Yankees on the Mississippi. --An intelligent correspondent, writing to the Mobile Tribune, says that the number of the Federal forces on the Mississippi is greatly exaggerated. He says: From authentic sources, I have formed estimates which I think you will find more reliable then the extravagant statements published. The disposable force of Grant does not exceed 40,000 men. With these he will have to defend the two banks of the river, and to pursue and destroy Johnston and Kirlty Smith's armies, and to maintain a strong garrison at Vicksburg and at other points. He can get no reinforcements — he has exhausted all these. Banks has not 15,000 all told, to hold Louisiana, and he haste garrison New Orleans, Port Hudson, Donaldson and the forts. The force in the field does not exceed that which Taylor and Magrader can bring to bear against him. Those Generals already hold the western part of Louisiana; if Banks pursues them to the interior he leaves a weak force on the ri
The Daily Dispatch: August 10, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Strength of the Yankees on the Mississippi. (search)
Alabama election. Seema, Aug. 7. --Talladega county gives Watts 1,494, Shorter 125, Dowdell 29; Congress — Cruikshank 1,198, Curry 532. Calhoun county gives Watts 757, Shorter 564; Congress — Cruikshank 65 majority, one box to hear from. Jefferson county gives Watts 501, Shorter 89 Dowdell 27; Congress — Smith 331, Fowler 229. In Randolph county Watts has a majority; Cruikshank 801, Curry