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ion by throngs of our citizens, who were lavish in their praises of the gallantry of the troops in front of Petersburg. The question most discussed was, what will Grant do next? --for since he has signally failed in his "blowing up" operation, he will undoubtedly resort to some other method of accomplishing his purpose. It is app been killed, were stunned and taken prisoners. We understand that our military authorities are well satisfied with the day's work, and believe it has spoiled Grant's new plan for the reduction of Petersburg. The Northern Border. It has been currently reported for two days past that our forces, which recently swept Crriver. It is now believed that a considerable portion of the enemy's force which lately crossed to the north side of James river has recrossed and again joined Grant.--The object of this movement, in so far as it was designed to create a diversion, signally failed, as have most of the enemy's plans in the present campaign.
Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864. At length there is an and to the lull in the battle storm hereabouts, and Grant, tired of the indiscriminate slaughter that has attended his efforts to destroy Gen. Lee's army by assaulting its breastworks, having some time since betaken himself to sapping and mining, to-day sprung a mine near the centre of our lines, in Bushred Johnson's front, on the Boxter road, about one and a half miles below town. Our officers were not taken altogether by surprise, and yet the men on whose line the explosion occurred were considerably demoralized. As early as 2 o'clock this morning Gen. Lee sent word around his lines that the enemy were making demonstrations along the lines in front of Bermuda Hundred, but that it was by no means unlikely-that the real attack might be made somewhere else. In obedience to this suggestion everything in the department of the Army of Northern Virginia was on the qui vive. About five o'clock this morning the mine was
From Petersburgexplosion of one of Grant's mines. repulse of the enemy-large captures of prisoners, colors &c. The Breach retaken! [from our own Corres of the summer have past and neither Petersburg nor Richmond have fallen yet.--Grant, as you know, still maintains a show of force along our entire front at this pl's strife ere yet the "seer and yellow leaves" shall tinge the hues of autumn. Grant's campaign for Richmond, by the confession of the Yankee newspapers and by the ilure; but let none lay the unction to their hearts that the fighting is over.--Grant is a believer in Lincoln, and that Great Tycoon of Yankeedom long since announcostilities along the lines. To-day reconnaissances lead to the impression that Grant is holding the front here with a very slim force, and is merely "mixing pretenc At length there is an and to the lull in the battle storm hereabouts, and Grant, tired of the indiscriminate slaughter that has attended his efforts to destroy
supposed to comprise a small raid into Pennsylvania as a feint, and a dash in heavy force on Washington city. The papers think that the withdrawal of the sixth and nineteenth corps from the pursuit of Early (with the view of sending them back to Grant) was the false move that has started this new rebel invasion. They had gotten back as far as Rockville, Md., on their return to Washington. It appears that General Joseph E. Johnston, who was removed from the Army of Tennessee, is the officer w(Federal) Missouri cavalry. McPherson's remains have arrived at Nashville, en route for Louisville. The Loyal Leaguers have been called out in Baltimore. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is again cut. The Washington Chronicle says the commanding generals have requested the utmost secrecy in regard to military operations, and that Grant's operations especially demand secrecy. Voorhees has been again nominated for Congress contrary to his wishes. No gold quotation.
t it is understood we will renew the attack at 2 o'clock. Among the casualties are General Elliott, of South Carolina, severely wounded; Colonel Weisiger, commanding Mahone's brigade, slightly; Major Woodhouse, slightly; the gallant Captain Girardy, Mahone's Assistant Adjutant General, slightly. During the fight the enemy's grape and shrapnel fell thick and fast in the outskirts of the city. Our loss in prisoners is not believed to equal our captures. The Yankee prisoners say Grant has been mining three weeks. [Second Dispatch.] Petersburg, July 30. --About two o'clock to-day, everything being arranged, General Mahone threw forward Saunders's Alabama brigade, which charged the enemy in gallant style, recapturing the rest of the breastworks temporarily lost and taking about five hundred prisoners, including one hundred and fifty negroes, thirty five officers and Brigadier-General Bartlett, of the 1st division, 9th corps, besides two stands of colors and four
terms with their Generals in the field, informed the world that General Grant was about to carry into execution a new and brilliant series ofnd knew it, all the Confederacy knew it, yet such it was after all. Grant's great, new "development," (everything is a development in classicld. General Lee knew this perfectly, the rest of mankind knew that Grant was mining, but did not know that this was the big operation so lonr the front covered, this was the bloodiest repulse yet met with by Grant, who has become the hero of reverses. The slaughter of the Yankeeshe slightest degree. The whole affair was a miserable fizzle. Yet Grant must invent some lie to cover this last failure. His master, and htwo o'clock. Up to that time the Yankees held a part of our works. Grant will date his bulletin before-that hour — it will create a great sefor other and desperate assaults and perhaps for a general battle. Grant was already withdrawing his troops from this side, whither he had s