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e only thing of interest in Petersburg yesterday was the artillery firing mentioned in the telegram to be found in another column. Grant is supposed to be awaiting reinforcements, to be sent him when they shall have been drafted. A letter from General Lee. The following is an extract from a letter from General Lee, complimenting the North Carolina troops for their late achievement at Reams's station: "Headquarters Army Northern Virginia, August 29, 1864. "His Excellency, Z. B. Vance, "Governor of North Carolina, Raleigh: "I have been frequently called upon to mention the services of North Carolina soldiers in this army; but their gallantry and conduct were never more deserving of admiration than in the engagement at Reams's station on the 25th instant. "The brigades of Generals Cook, McRae and Lane, the last under the temporary command of General Conner, advanced through a thick abattis of felled trees under a heavy fire of musketry and artillery and carrie