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The Daily Dispatch: April 1, 1864., [Electronic resource], A Federal Summary of the strength and Probable latentions of the rebels. (search)
y "an army of accommodation." Gen. Lee, as we all know, in his force under Longstreet, has an army watch may be swelled, should the programme call for what forces could be spared from Gens. Winder, Pickets, and Beauregard, to one hundred and ten thousand men, most of whom are veterans and succeeded soldiers. My private opinion is there will be no battle in Virginia this summer, that both armies will rest on the defensive until strategy shall have compelled Lee to relinquish the State of Virginia, and quickly too, to escape destruction. If this be not the case, the Eastern battle ground may be transferred to North Carolina. If Lee, Virginia, he will do so reluctantly. There simplicity of things which Lee may or might attempt, but I think he will attempt nothing; but that he will leave his present position, through strategy on our part, or designs of his own, before the of July, is a fixed fact in my The movements in Tennessee since the raiding of the rebel siege of
Judge Lyon's Court. --An interesting habeas corpus case was decided by Judge Lyon's yesterday. Major B. A. McMullen, Capt. Wm. H. McMullen, and Lieut, E. B. McMullen, of Greene county, Va., officer's, petitioned to be discharged from the custody of the Confederate enrolling officer at Camp Lee, upon the ground that they being commissioned (militia) officers of the State of Virginia, the said enrolling officer was unlawfully detaining them in custody. The fact of their having been duly commissioned officers being proved, the Judge, nevertheless, decided that they were lawfully detained by the enrolling officer and remanded them to his custody. Their counsel proposes to carry the case to the Supreme Court.