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If the government is in possession of information, it is, for some purpose, studiously kept from the public, and why, I cannot imagine, unless there has been a disaster, or Beauregard has done something not approved.
I do not think the people here appreciate the importance of the contest on the south side of the river.
If Lee's army were broken, I doubt whether it would even attempt to regain the fortifications of Richmond, for then it might share the fate of Pemberton's army at Vicksburg.
And the fall of Richmond would involve the fall of the State, and Virginia would immediately become a free State.
A fog; subsequently dry and dusty, but the sun in a haze, like Indian summer.
As I feared; there is trouble with Beauregard.
He drew off his troops from in front of Bermuda Hundred to reinforce the fewer regiments at Petersburg, and saved that city, and Gen. Lee had to drive the enemy off again from the abandoned line.
It is said Beaure