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From Petersburg. Petersburg, Aug. 4. --This being Lincoln's fasting, humiliation and prayer day, the Yankees have not fired a gun. The enemy are so near in Gracie's front that the pickets on both sides have used hand grenades. Captain V. J. Girardey, Mahone's A. A. G., was yesterday promoted by the President to the temporary rank of Brigadier General, and assigned to the command of Wright's Georgia brigade.
North Carolina election. Raleigh, August 4. --The election of Governor of North Carolina and members of the State Legislature took place to-day.--The following returns have been received, which, in connection with the army vote, previously polled, indicate the re-election of Governor Zebulon Vance by an overwhelming majority: Vance.Holden. Raleigh348317 Greensboro'34621 Fayetteville49537 Salisbury54010 Newton210 Bridges, Rowan350 Icard4843 Hickory Station755 Slatesville28320 Mount Ulla321 Charlotte7001 Forrestville632 Kinston1751 Weldon1211 Goldsboro'1663 Wilson26110 Henderson1300 High Point5945 Warrenton2000 Wilmington54312 Masonboro'593 Magnolia1160 Warsaw350 Rocky Mount971 Enfield1360 Franklinton30 Louisburg1000 Hillsboro'37135 5,709604 Vance's majority, as reported, 5,105. All the precincts of Wake county are not heard from, but it is believed that Vance has carried the county, and that the Vance candidates are elected to t
From Mobile. Mobile, August 4. --Yesterday and last evening the enemy threw an infantry force upon Dauphin Island, seven miles from Fort Gaines. The fleet outside is large this morning. The Federal double-ender opened on the transport Dick Keys and then on the fort, which is replying slowly. General Maury calls on all to enroll themselves for battle. Great confidence prevails. A Federal force, estimated at sixteen thousand, occupies Holly Springs, Mississippi.