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A Timely arrival. --We are pleased to chronicle the arrival in our city, yesterday, of Capt. J. F. Gilmer, formerly of the U. S. Corps of Engineers. He comes directly from the Pacific, with his family, having been stationed at San Francisco for several years past. On arriving at New York in the steamer, he pushed directly through, taking the Western route, and succeeded in reaching Nashville in safety, where he tarried for some days, awaiting the arrival of his family, whom it was deemed prudent to leave behind in charge of friends. Capt. Gilmer sent on his resignation last spring, and immediately on reaching the Confederate States, he reported himself, by letter, to the Government at Richmond for duty. His extensive scientific acquirements and high reputation in the army make him a most valuable accession to our cause in the present crisis. From his perfect familiarity with the coast of Georgia and all its assailable points, we had hoped to have his effective aid in our