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The rebel force was, at last accounts, at Pulaski, yesterday morning. They are probably some distance south of that place to day. They are closely followed by our cavalry. No particular damage was done to the town of Columbia by the passage through it of the two armies. At least one third of Hood's army are without arms and equipments, everything which impedes their flight having been thrown away. Rebel deserters and prisoners report the only effective corps of Hood's army to be S. D. Lee's. Forrest effected a junction with Hood at Columbia on Tuesday evening. The water on the shoals is fifteen feet deep and at a stand-still. Having failed to catch Hood, the Yankees are supplying the omission by wonderful stories of what damage they have done him. They put his loss at eighteen general officers, fifty-one cannon and seventeen thousand men. The Yankee loss is fixed at seven thousand men and two general officers. A telegram gives some more of the same sort of stuff:
s us of 340,000 men (in round numbers) between the ages of seventeen and fifty. These are to be deducted, and they leave 1,090,000--say, in round numbers, 1,100,000. If these are under estimates, they may be supplied by troops from Missouri, Kentucky and Maryland, and refugees from those portions of the other States under Yankee domination. A farther deduction must be made for the casualties that have resulted either in death or disability. This is done by estimating the losses in General Lee's army for the last year. Putting it at 35,000--which is greatly above the truth — and allowing 5,000 for dead and 5,000 for permanently disabled, we have 10,000 for that army. Making the same allowance for the Army of Tennessee, we have 20,000 for the two armies. It is fair to make the same allowance for all the rest of the forces, so that the entire disabling casualties amount to 30,000, --To these add fifty per cent. for mortality peculiar to camps--45,000. The whole loss then may
The War News. The Armies of the Potomac and James still keep within their lines. Grant is quietly awaiting the results of military operations elsewhere. The Attempted raid on Gordonsville — the enemy repulsed and pursued. The following, from General Lee, received on Saturday, is supplementary to his dispatch published in our last issue: "Headquarters army of Northern Virginia "December 24, 1864. "Hon. James A. Seddon, Secretary of War: "General Fitz Lee reports that the force which attacked General Lomax on yesterday consisted of two divisions of the enemy's cavalry, under General Torbert. "Lomax was posted across the Madison turnpike, two and a half miles from Gordonsville. "The enemy was handsomely repulsed, and retired about 3 P. M., leaving some of his dead on the field. He traveled too rapidly last night for our troops to engage his rear, having passed Jack's shop, twelve miles from Gordonsville, one hour after dark. "Thirty-two prisoners,