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el army holds Maryland, beleaguers Washington, and threatens the free States, it would be an appeal for recogniition which Europe would find hard to resist. The Navy Department is forewarned; now is it forearmed. New Numbering of the U. S. Army corps. Under an order of the War Department, of the 12th instant, the numbers by which the several corps of the army are designated have been changed. They now stand as follows: I Corps. --Hooker, formerly McDowell. 2.--Sumner. 3.--Heintzelman. 4.--Keyes. 5. --Porter, 6.--Franklin. 7.--Dix (Fortress Monroe.) 8.--Wool (Middle Department.) 9.--Burnside. 10.--Mitchell (Department of the South.) 11. --Sigel. 12.--Banks. The 12th corps is temporarily commanded by Gen. Sedgwick, while Gen. Banks commands in the city of Washington. "M'Clellan's great victory — now forward to Richmond." The New York Herald says "McClellan's important victory of Sunday over the great liberating rebel army of General Lee, in Maryland, marks
When all hope of this kind had passed away I was for a vigorous prosecution of our melancholy war so that one side or the other may find itself in the ascendancy. The Bishop closes his letter by urging a vigorous prosecution of the war, considering the most humane battle to be that which ends the strife. Miscellaneous. Of the eighty-eight counties in Ohio, one fourth escaped the draft entirely. It is stated that fully one-half of the men drafted have volunteered in the three years service. Gen. Fremont, it is said, will be assigned to the command of the defence of Washington. Generals Wadsworth and Heintzelman will both take the field in a very short time. The Rossin House, the largest hotel in Canada, was burned on the 14th instant. Several lives were lost, but the guests in the hotel were saved. The loss was very heavy. The building was insured for $88,000. A telegram from St. Paul says the Mississippi is closed by ice above La Crosse, Wisconsin.
ames were announced, and who were ushered into the reception room while we were present, was the brave and pacific old veteran, Gen. Wool, who, though he has seen so much wearing service for his country, and is more than threescore years and ten in edge still steps, and looks and acts more like a well-preserved, vigorous man of 60. As we were looking sith upon the massive brow of the noble old veteran, another here was ushered into the room in the person of that magnificent soldier, General Heintzelman. Miss Kate Chase, whose adornments, as a true daughter and a noble hearted women — not less than her sweet. captivating manners and personal graces make her so universally admired-- by the side of hereafter to do the choicest graces of the on assign. Her other, you get sister, Miss Nettle, and Miss Parsons, of Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of an intimate friend of the family, contributed additional attractions to the vigitation; and we would do injustice to our own feelings did
ily handle all the troops which composed it by himself. He neglected to send 4,000 troops to keep open the navigation of the Potomac, which the report says "caused the President manifest disappointment." After his army got to the Peninsula, Gen. Heintzelman received information that the rebels had only 10,000 troops at Yorktown, and the place might be taken. He advanced to make a heavy reconnaissance, but was recalled by McClellan, who "hoped that nothing had been done (by H.) to give the enemthe 4th Between ten and eleven o'clock Gen. Stonemen, with the cavalry and some light horse artillery, started in pursuit. About one o'clock Gen. Hocker, with his division, left York town with orders to support General Stoneman--Gens. Sumner, Heintzelman, and Keyes, also moved out during the day with the whole or portions of their corps. In the battle of Williamsburg which followed, Hocker, after losing 1,700 men, was so hard pressed by the rebels that he sent Gov. Spragne for reinforceme
, again achieved a victory. Sedgwick's retreat began at midnight; but he was discovered by the rebels, who played terrible havoc on the pontoons, killing and wounding a large number. The World says that its worst fears of the results of Hooker's efforts have been more than confirmed. He has been out-generally and out fought. Nothing had been heard from Stoneman up to Wednesday night. It was generally believed that his whole force had been captured. The World says that Heintzelman is on the way to reinforce Hooker with 30,000 fresh troops, and 18,000 are coming from another quarter. [Suffolk, of course-- Rep.] It hopes these will enable the Federals to retrieve their disasters. Fredericksburg was recaptured by Jackson. The fighting was desperate. All of Long-streets forces rushed from Suffolk and arrived in time. A partial list of the killed and wounded shows that Gen. Gwyn was killed, Brig-Gen. Mott and Maj. Gen'l Barry, of Me.; and Brig.-Gen'l Schmit
pontoons sufficient to cross the river, and a lively watch is kept up to prevent raids on their part. Although it is believed that General Hooker is master of his position and able to combat successfully, yet, to make possibility, sure, Gen. Heintzelman, with 30,000 men, has been dispatched from Washington to his aid. The trophies of Sunday's a fight are just developing. It is found that a large number of rebel gun and flags were captured, and 6,000 or 8,000 prisoners. Ten guns of theank of the Rappahannock. In the absence of positive information to the contrary, and in the light of the facts before us, we are compelled to believe that Hooker has been out generaled — our army on fought. We hear that 30,000 men, under Heintzelman, are on the road to reinforce Hooker, and that a large number of troops are also under way to the same destination from another quarter; all of which goes to show that the Union army on the Rappahannock is in a bad box. The reinforcements wou
sibility, however, for this unfortunate movement on Richmond, as for every other, belongs to the War Office at Washington. Secretary Stanton and Gen. Halleck are the parties to be arraigned as the contrivers of this deplorable failure of Gen. Hooker, with the "finest army on the planet." Had they permitted Gen. McClellan last fall to go on with his own plans, and had they supported him in his movements, the war in Virginia would have been over months ago. Or had they moved down in season Heintzelman's reserves from Washington, or brought up to aid in the great struggle upon which the life of the rebellion depended the available forces of Gen. Peck, from Suffolk, and of General Keyes, from Yorktown, Gen. Hooker might have enveloped the rebel army with his superior numbers. But what might or should have been done is now a matter of small importance, compared with the question, What is to be or should now be done? We think the Army of the Potomac should be immediately reinforced,
Mr. Botts's negroes. --A Washington dispatch, of May 15th, says: A few days ago a number of slaves belonging to John Minor Botts came within our lines. Mr. Botts requested the commander of the post to return them, as he was a loyal man. The commander telegraphed to Gen. Heintzelman to know what to do. Colonel Lathrop, of the General's staff, replied that they were free the moment they entered their lines, and could not be returned to slavery.
ly 9. --A special dispatch to the Tribune, from Grenada, yesterday, says that Northern papers of the 6th contain copious accounts of McClellan's defeat in Virginia. They try to claim the capture of 700 prisoners, and acknowledge the loss of twenty thousand men, thirty pieces of artillery, and a large amount of commissary and ordnance stores. They admit the capture by the Confederates of Gens. Reynolds and McCall, state that Gen Gaston was killed, and Gens Mende, Burns, Sumner, and Heintzelman, and numerous field officers were wounded. They state that the strength of the Confederate army was 200,000 men, and its loss 30,000. They say the Federal army is encamped on high rolling ground on the banks of James river, fifteen miles from Richmond. Their transports are at the wharves unloading supplies for the army. McClellan, they say, was confident of his ability to meet any attack the Confederate army may make on his present position. [Second Dispatch.] Grenada July 9
cinity of Hancock.--He consequently was compelled to retreat on the roads through Smithsburg and Creagerstown, probably towards the South Mountain. He will there find to dispute his further progress to-day, Gen. French's force, a portion of Gen. Heintzelman's troops, and considerable reinforcements from Schenck's department.--Gen. Meade is also in close pursuit, and will reach Frederick this afternoon. The water in the Potomac is too high to ford with cannon or wagons, and it is more than probWashington is being hurried to Frederick to intercept Lee's flying and demoralized troops. A great battle will probably come off to-morrow, which will doubtless be a finality, as Gen. Meade's forces, reinforced by Generals Couch, Schenck, and Heintzelman, will be nearly double Lee's army. Headquarters Army of the Potomac, July 6 The rebel General Perier is wounded, Gens. Johnston and Kemper are killed. General Farnsworth, of our cavalry, is killed. The rebel losses are estimated at 20,0
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