tical schemes when there are fifty thousand rebel soldiers on their way down the Valley.
From Atlanta — great success of Stoneman — Sherman's position — Opinions of Confederate Generals.
Perhaps the best telegram of the season is the following from Louisville, dated the 3d instant:
The Nashville Union of to-day says apparently well-authenticated but unofficial information has been received that General Stoneman not only cut the Macon railroad, but defeated the rebel Wheeler at Proctor's creek; that the latter lost from five hundred to one thousand men in the fight, and his dead and wounded fell into our hands.
The New York Herald of the 5th, glorifying over this, thus settles Hood's position:
His present position, of course, does not protect Atlanta, since Sherman can shell that city.
Neither does it prevent our operations now in progress for complete investment.
Every line by which Hood could get away is occupied or rendered impracticable.
Retreat is imposs<
eople of the North that the Federal forces must ultimately fail to make a conquest of our country if the people of the South and our public councils will not forget to avoid all 'refuges of lies' and resorts to foreign aids, and will act on the venerable knowledge that 'they who would be free, must themselves strike the blow.'
Some other subjects were discussed, after which the Senate went into secret session.
House of Delegates.
The House met at 11 o'clock A. M. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Proctor, of the Episcopal Church.
The resolution providing for a night session of the House, and directing that the Speaker vacate the chair at 3 P. M. and assume it again at half past 7 P. M., was called up and agreed to.
Upon the expiration of the morning hour, in which several unimportant bills were offered and resolutions adopted, the House went into secret session upon the unfinished business of yesterday, being the report of the joint committee on the subject of arming the negro
All was quiet, as usual, on this side of the James yesterday.
On the south side, nothing of importance has occurred since the fights of last Saturday, east of Petersburg and in the vicinity of Hatcher's run. There was a flying rumor, yesterday, that the Yankees had made a move towards the Southside railroad; but we think this was only a guess, founded on the knowledge that Sheridan had joined Grant.
Last Friday; a considerable body of Yankee cavalry were ambushed by our scouts near Proctor's, on the Jerusalem plankroad, and so harassed that they were compelled to retire within Grant's lines.
The following dispatch was received at the War Office yesterday:
"Headquarters, March 28, 1865. "Hon. J. C. Breckinridge, Secretary of War:
"General Gordon informs me that, in his report of the action at Hare's Hill, on the 26th instant, he omitted to mention that Colonel H. P. Jones, commanding the artillery on that portion of the lines, was at the front, superintending,