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evacuation. The left of their line, as they would have it, should rest upon the river above, and the right upon the river below the city. It is a fine plan, and would probably half starve the poor of Petersburg if allowed to be successful; but Grant has to consult some one else before he carries it out. It is our opinion that no further advance around the city will be permitted. If Grant persists, he will find unexpected and powerful obstacles in his path, which will make him pause if Grant persists, he will find unexpected and powerful obstacles in his path, which will make him pause if not retreat. An incident. The Express relates an interesting incident of the battle on Friday afternoon. During the progress of the fight, two privates of the Twelfth Virginia infantry--George W. May, company A, and — Miles, company B--started from town to join their command, having their rifles with them. On nearing the scene of action, they were compelled to advance through a thick skirt of woods, when, to their surprise, they observed a party of Yankees coming towards them. The two
From the "General News" column of the Baltimore Gazette of the 23d we make the following extracts: From Grant's Army — the battle of Friday. We are now told that the fighting south of the James river has been much more serious, and the Federal losses far heavier, than they were previously reported to be. Warren's corps-- Fifth--which, during the early part of the week, had been withdrawn from before Petersburg and held as a reserve near City Point, in view of the operations there in progress on the north bank of the James river, was ordered at daylight on Sunday morning to return to Petersburg, march south of that city, and occupy, by a rapid movement, the railroad to Weldon. On Thursday afternoon, Warren reached Reams's station, eight miles from Petersburg, the Confederate pickets falling back before his advance. Whilst a portion of his force was destroying the track Warren, with the remainder, removed northward along the railroad in the direction of Petersburg f
as when the orphans came to bid their father good-bye. About 11 o'clock the Bishop, Father Gramic and Father Charles got into a carriage, and Mr. Quagles, Mr. Owen and myself stepped into another, and drove down to the ferry. When we reached Mr. Grant's store I was surprised to see all the ladies, old and young, waiting for the Bishop, to take a last farewell. We got to the ferry, but the boat was not over; so the ladies had time to get to the landing. They all gathered around the Bishop, tesmanlike letter of General Sherman on negro enlistments will render him, in connection with his merits and successes as a soldier, an acceptable candidate against the field to an immense majority of the people, as matters now stand, leaving General Grant out of the question. As for Admiral Farragut, we know that his name, even to the ticket of Sherman, would be a tower of strength. We therefore appeal to President Lincoln, not as a political adversary, but as a friend, desiring the succ
ours to be bound by it, and to stay in peace. The two Governments can contract in this way, and the people, though constitutionally unable to decide on peace or war, can elect which of the two propositions shall govern their rulers. Let Lee and Grant, meantime, agree to an armistice.--This would sheathe the sword; and if once sheathed, it would never again be drawn by this generation." To this splendid plan for submerging the rights of the States beneath the waves of a popular majority, went into the President's house and there ventured to lecture him in the genuine New York Herald style upon the grandeur and strength of the Yankee States, upon the impossibility of resisting their power, upon Sherman's conquering in Georgia, and Grant's destroying Lee's army. Every topic and every lie which is used by the New York press to cheat the Yankee public, and which President Davis is in the daily habit of reading in the public prints, like genuine Yankees they went there and spouted