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Later from the North. Fredericksburg, Jan. 8. --The New York Herald and Philadelphia Inquirer, of the 6th, were received to-day by flag of truce. Rosecrans's official dispatch to the War Department gives an accounted the fight at Murfreesboro', which, he says, ended on Saturday in a total defeat of the rebel army, and their disorderly flight to Tullahoma. The fight was continuous from Tuesday to Saturday. He says that the Medical Director estimates the number of wounded in the hospitals at 5,500, and the killed at 1,000. The Cumberland and other rivers were rising rapidly. The Memphis Bulletin says that Vicksburg surrendered to Gen. Sherman after five days fighting. He was reinforced Sunday night by 9,000 men from Grant's army. The whole Union force at Vicksburg is estimated at 40,000. [No dates are given in the above. We have good reason to believe that it is not true.] Banks and Farragut were hourly expected. The Herald has additional part
From North Carolina--immense preparations of the enemy. Charleston, Jan. 8. --The following has just been received from Kinston, North Carolina, dated to-day: The enemy beyond doubt is making immense preparations for an advance. Reinforcements are daily arriving from Suffolk. The Yankees at Morehead City and Newbern are 50,000 strong, under command of Foster, Beast Butler is not there. They will probably attack Charleston, Wilmington, Weldon, and Goldsboro', simultaneously, to prevent reinforcements leaving either place. It is reported that they are now cooking marching rations. The Passaic (iron-clad) was towed into harbor at Beaufort, N. C., disabled, having lest her turret and guns, and leaking so badly that her pumps were kept going constantly. The steamer which towed the Monitor has not been heard from. The consternation at the loss of vessels is great.
From our army in Tennessee. Chattanooga, Jan. 8. --It is believed that our army will defend the line of Duck river. Murfreesboro' is said to be unoccupied by either force. Morgan and Forrest have returned. They captured and paroled three thousand prisoners, and killed and wounded a large number. [Another Dispatch.] Augusta, January 8. --A special dispatch to the Charleston papers, dated Chattanooga, 7th, says: "General Bragg addressed the citizens of Decherd and WinchestJanuary 8. --A special dispatch to the Charleston papers, dated Chattanooga, 7th, says: "General Bragg addressed the citizens of Decherd and Winchester, Tennessee, on Monday, assuring them that he would not leave them to the enemy, but would make a stand between Alliance and Tullahoma. He had fallen back to give his brave men repose after a battle in which they had exhausted their energy. He stated our loss at 1,000 killed and wounded, and that of the enemy at 15,000 or 20,000." The Yankees have advanced six miles from Murfreesboro', and are committing worse than usual depredations.
The siege of Charleston. Charleston, January 8. --No news. No firing to day. The Yankees are busy repairing damages to their batteries caused by the storm. No change in the fleet.
ion to expel Garrett Davis, of Ky., because Davis said in the Senate on the 5th that the people of the North ought to revolt against the war leaders and take this great matter into their own hands. A secret expedition left New Orleans on the 30th December to operate against Mobile. At present Pascagoula will be occupied. An entrenched camp has been made there to facilitate operations when the rainy season ends. A mass meeting of the people was to be held in New Orleans on the 8th of January, to re- establish the State Government under Lincoln's proclamation. Nearly enough names for this purpose had been enrolled. The American Ministers at London and Paris are endeavoring to prevent the sailing of the Rappahannock from Calals. The Bank of England has reduced its rate of interest. Thackery is dead. Ex Gov. Hicks has been elected United States Senator from Maryland. Caleb B. Smith, ex-Secretary of the Interior, is dead. Early's raid down the Vall
ch occurred in a few of the smaller States at a later date. Now this opposition changed after the Federal successes of last year, may be gathered from the following article in the New York Times No one can read it without the conviction that a series of Confederate victories this year will give the Opposition a large majority ever the now distracted Administration party in the next Congress: First--As to restoration without conditions precedent Mr. Rogers, of New Jersey, Democrat, on Jan. 8, presented resolutions, affirming that the rebels "have a right to return with their domestic institutions as they were before the war, and to elect. Representatives to Congress, without any conditions precedent." On the motion to lay on the table only forty-two, less than half of the party, voted in the negative. Second--As to the policy of negotiation, Mr. Baldwin, of Massachusetts, Union, on January 8, presented a resolution that "every proposition to negotiate with the rebel leaders
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