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t the Federal is have made greater progress in military efficiency than their antagonists. Both at Fort Donelson, and still more conspicuously at Pittsburg, the Confederates did as much as would have secured them the victory if the Federal had been no better soldiers than they were at Bull Run. There cannot be a greater contract than that between the invincible and unflinching endurance of the Unionists, under the fierce onset of Beauregard, and the panic and flight of a whole army before Johnston's division at Manassas. The Federal--at any rate, those of the Western army--have learnt to stand, and the Confederates can no longer match a sudden victory by a rapid assault. Whether the army of the East has been raised to the same standard of efficiency is what remains to be seen, and the suspense in which the question is kept provokes natural but unpleasant comparisons, while it furnish as Gen McClellan's enemies with arguments to his prejudice. For the rest, however, the Confede
f the individual.--Mr. Richardson objected to any allusion to ages in the resolution. Mr. Peake expressed himself willing to take part in the city's defence. Finally, the resolutions were passed as originally offered. On motion of Peyton Johnston, which was adopted-- Resolved, That the Governor of the Commonwealth be requested to issue his proclamation directing the suspension of business in the city of Richmond, after 12 o'clock M., for thirty days, it so long necessary. OJos. Selden to stay at the Capital and register the names of all willing to enroll themselves for city defence, no doubt anticipating the move now being made by the meeting. A resolution having been adopted to meet at 5 o'clock P. M., Mr. Peyton Johnston commenced enrolling the names of parties willing to serve, during which time "the meeting-dispersed" rather hastily, without the ceremony of a formal adjournment. The meeting appointed to take place at five o'clock occurred, but nothi
e have now one of the negro servants of Gen. Magruder. The latter came within our lines to day. He got disgusted with working for the rebel commander, and thought he would try Union service for a change. The bulk of the rebel army, he says has gone to Richmond, but whether they will stand there, or else where, or whit they will do, he is unable to give any information. According to his story Magruder is and his troops have gone down James river to City Point to stop our gunboats. General Johnston and the main body of the rebel army are in our front. Jeff Davis, he has taken ball and fled for parts unknown. As I close intelligence has come in that our advance has passed Bottom's Bridge. Baltimore cross roads, Va. may 21. In the progress of the march of the army towards Richmond, this corps is now within twenty miles of that city. We are encamp to-day on the spot where, three days ago, thirty thousand rebel troops lay upon their arms. Their camp fires were still