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shot down before they could be unlimbered and most of the cannoneers captured.--Jones's Virginia brigade, whose commander was killed at the Wilderness while trying gades composing the division are the stonewall brigade, Gen James M Walker, and Jones's brigade, both of this State, Stuart's brigade of Virginians and North Carolinian, and Stafford's brigade of Louisianian.--Jones and Stafford fell at the Wilderness Walker was wounded yesterday; Stuart, and Johnson, the commander of the division, were taken prisoners, and the Colonel commanding Jones's brigade is reported killed, with many other officers the guns left on the field, but which neither partyst at the same time. This occurred at a very early hour in the morning, If Jones's brigade had not given away it is possible, though not probable, that Johnson t the following general officers: Killed: Brig Gens Stafford of Louisiana, Jones of Virginia, Jenkins and Perrin of South Carolina, and Daniel of North Carolina
pleasure in announcing to the army the series of successes that by the favor of God have been achieved by our armies. "II. A part of the enemy's forces threatening the Valley of Virginia has been routed by Gen Imboden and driven back to the Potomac, with the loss of their train and a number of prisoners. "III. Another body of the enemy, under General Averill, penetrated to the Va. and Tenn railroad at Dublin Depot. A portion of this force has been dispersed by Gens Morgan and W E Jones, who are in pursuit of the remainder. "IV. The army of Gen Banks has sustained a severe defeat in Western Louisiana by the forces of Gen Kirby Smith, and returned to Alexandria, losing several thousand prisoners, thirty-five pieces of artillery, and a large number of wagons, whilst some of the most formidable gunboats that accom- panied the expedition were destroyed to save them from capture. "V. The expedition of Gen. Steele into Western Arkansas has ended in a complete disaster.
Nathaniel Pritchard, of this city, slightly. Wm. F. Johnson, of Albemarle, (Sturdivant's battery,) through the head — supposed mortally. Wm. Griffith, of Prince George, wounded in both thighs Jas Kane, of Prince George, in the leg. Captured. Rev. Wm. A. Hall, Chaplain Washington New Orleans Artillery. Prof Carr, of the Petersburg Female College. James Bossieux, merchant of this city. James Kerr, of Petersburg Timothy Rives, of Prince George. Samuel Jones, of Prince George--6. Prisoners captured. The following prisoners were brought in at an early hour yesterday afternoon: Wm. Tompkins, co. F., 11th Penn cavalry, commanded by Col. Speare; Solomon Saxton, do; John Logan, co. D., same regiment, and Peter White, bugler, of the same regiment. These men all agree that the expedition was for the purpose of capturing Petersburg. They say that Gen. Kantz was in command, and that Colonel Speare was along. They left Bermuda
The Yankee prisoners at Charleston. --Major Gen. Sam. Jones, at Charleston, has written a long letter in reply to that of Major Gen. Foster about the Federal prisoners in Charleston. In conclusion he says: But it is not true that the prisoners of war now in this city are treated with cruelty. They are in a large city, not besieged, but partially blockaded by land and naval batteries from five to ten miles distant. They are provided with commodious and comfortable quarters, remote from all military and naval works, or any other object on which you may legitimately fire, and they are treated with all the consideration due to prisoners of war. They are surrounded by citizens of all classes and conditions, and it cannot be regarded as an act of cruelty to place them in the immediate vicinity of the houses occupied by our wives and children. I desire, and am so directed, that they be treated with all the consideration and kindness due their rank and condition, and I will gre
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