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ana has proved a complete failure, and he is represented as having been driven on the north side of Red river, and is seeking refuge at Natchez, on this side of the Mississippi. This leaves all West Louisiana free from the enemy, and will play hob with those Yankees who have emigrated thither with the view of raising cotton and sugar. They will be compelled to give up their farms, of course, and re-emigate to the North. Gen Magruder seems to have no foe to contend with in Texas, and Gen Smith will remain idle during the spring and summer, as it will be impossible for Lincoln to supply Banks with a new force sufficiently strong to renew the campaign. Gen Price, too, since he has been relieved of the Incubus of Gen Holmes, is beginning to loom up, and will again signalize himself as the deliverer of Arkansas and Missouri. His victory over Steele seems to have been a complete one, and we doubt whether Steele will be permitted to remain long in Little Rock, even if he should
The Daily Dispatch: May 13, 1864., [Electronic resource], The movements on Richmond — the fighting around Richmond. (search)
Richmond not taken. Yesterday was the eighth day of the strife for the possession of this city, and it is not yet taken by the enemy. The Yankee Government proposed, by its grand combination, to have accomplished the work with certainty and promptness. But there has been a hitch in each Department of the strategic schedule; and Richmond, as far as appearances can signify, is as far from failing into the invaders' power as ever. The large force under Butler, or Smith and Gilmore, has been performing a dance of forward and back, and cross over, without acquiring any advantage since the day it landed. On the contrary, it has been repulsed whenever it advanced. Still it lingers, apparently for some thing to turn up. The mounted infantry raid will fail, and the whole question of the situation reverts to the two great armies now confronting each other on the Rappahannock. If Gen. Lee finally defeats Grant, the question is settled for Grant. He goes home, and, if he follows the