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t up their lurid glare south of the Rapidan, from Raccoon Ford, which is east of the railroad, to Rapidan Station, on the railroad. Meade's duty, of which he is fully aware, is to keep close to him, never letting him get fairly away, but always manœuvring for a good battle-field. This, we are glad to know, is Meade's forte, as he has shown by his position at Gettysburg, and his escape when Lee would have forced him to do battle on a disadvantageous field. By the latest intelligence from Washington we are led to believe that the hour of a great battle is very near. So close are the contending forces now that any reconnaissance of a positive character may lead to it at a moment's notice. The situation at Chattanooga and the Southwest--a Big blow to be struck. The Yankees have news from Chattanooga as late as the 12th inst. An artillery duel between the batteries on Lookout Mountain and Moccasin Point is the only thing like news. They say that Gen. Lee has taken Bragg's army
ssing. 6,643; total, 23, 186. Three guns, 41 standards, and 13,621 prisoners fell into our hands." Judge Lowrie, of Philadelphia, has given a decision against the constitutionality of the draft. It won't do any good, however, as there is not any habeas corpus now. Bogus Union meetings are being held in Little Rock, Ask. The Evening Transcript, a paper started in Baltimore two weeks ago, by Wm. H. Wilson, one of the former proprietors of the Gazette, has been suppressed by Gen. Schenck. The fight at Rappahannock Station seems to have been considered by the Yankees as a regular battle. Meade has issued a congratulatory order upon the event. Ferdinand Richardson, for many years Clerk of the late U. S. District Court in Eastern Virginia, has been confined in the Old Capitol at Washington as a hostage. Little Rock advices, of the 6th inst., say that the rebel Gens. Price's and Holmes's commands are still at Marshall, Texas. But few rebel troops are now with
Longstreet (search for this): article 5
se are the contending forces now that any reconnaissance of a positive character may lead to it at a moment's notice. The situation at Chattanooga and the Southwest--a Big blow to be struck. The Yankees have news from Chattanooga as late as the 12th inst. An artillery duel between the batteries on Lookout Mountain and Moccasin Point is the only thing like news. They say that Gen. Lee has taken Bragg's army; that Gen. Hardee has been assigned to Gen. Polk's corps, and relieved General Longstreet on Lookout Mountain. The latter has gone with 16,000 troops, part of cavalry, to East Tennessee. The balance of the cavalry have gone to Iuka. Cheatham's and Stuart's divisions have returned, and Bragg has now three full corps — Hardee's, Breckinridge's, and Buckner's — a total of sixty thousand men, at a low estimate. A stupendous movement is on foot, which will make an epoch in the history of this war. A grand and vigorous blow is about to be struck, which will result in the
abor strikes are spreading over the North. In New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, the mechanics have struck for higher wages. The Government hands are also striking. H. M. Turner, a negro, and pastor of a negro church in Washington, has been appointed Chaplain of the 1st South Carolina United States colored troops. Gen. Butler has arrived at Fortress Monroe with his staff. The balloting in the Missouri Legislature, on the 12th, for U. S. Senator, stood: Brown 62, Phelps 30, Brodhead 39--no choice. An exchange of surgeons has been agreed upon between the United States and Confederate Commissioners. The Massachusetts Legislature met in extra session on the 11th to consider the question of raising troops in response to the last call of the President, and a bill was introduced proposing to pay all recruits twenty dollars per month from the State Treasury in lieu of bounties. Gen. Meade's official report of the Gettysburg battle sums up the result of the Penn
Maria Grant (search for this): article 5
my of the Cumberland, the concentration of a superior rebel force in East Tennessee is scarcely probable, but the rebels are exceedingly anxious to repossess themselves of that important region, the tame relinquishment of which they have never ceased to lament. Their most desperate efforts, it is believed, Gen. Burnside will be enabled to thwart. The main army is where it was when the attack was made on Rogersville, in an impregnable position and in good spirits, subject to the orders of Gen. Grant, who is well satisfied with its situation. Dispatches from Memphis of the 8th report that the rebel General, Richardson, is committing very serious depredations in the Southwest. He cut up the Memphis Railroad a mile east of Salisbury, and the previous day cut the telegraph wires and burned three bridges. We learn from Cairo that the town of Inks was burned by the rebels after Gen. Sherman's troops had left that place. Miscellaneous. The Northern papers confirm the capture
to be struck. The Yankees have news from Chattanooga as late as the 12th inst. An artillery duel between the batteries on Lookout Mountain and Moccasin Point is the only thing like news. They say that Gen. Lee has taken Bragg's army; that Gen. Hardee has been assigned to Gen. Polk's corps, and relieved General Longstreet on Lookout Mountain. The latter has gone with 16,000 troops, part of cavalry, to East Tennessee. The balance of the cavalry have gone to Iuka. Cheatham's and Stuart's divisions have returned, and Bragg has now three full corps — Hardee's, Breckinridge's, and Buckner's — a total of sixty thousand men, at a low estimate. A stupendous movement is on foot, which will make an epoch in the history of this war. A grand and vigorous blow is about to be struck, which will result in the destruction of rebel power in the great Southwestern States of the Confederacy, and give us the possession of a vast amount of territory, and, perhaps, prove the beginning of the en
by Wm. H. Wilson, one of the former proprietors of the Gazette, has been suppressed by Gen. Schenck. The fight at Rappahannock Station seems to have been considered by the Yankees as a regular battle. Meade has issued a congratulatory order upon the event. Ferdinand Richardson, for many years Clerk of the late U. S. District Court in Eastern Virginia, has been confined in the Old Capitol at Washington as a hostage. Little Rock advices, of the 6th inst., say that the rebel Gens. Price's and Holmes's commands are still at Marshall, Texas. But few rebel troops are now within the borders of Kansas. Marmaduke's cavalry and some 2,500 men are in the mountains west of Fort Smith, short of supplies. A dispatch from Leavenworth, dated the 9th says Blunt is in a bad way. It adds: "Advices from Fort Scott say that a courier arrived there on Friday night from General Blunt, bringing information that the rebels, under Cooper and Shelby, eluded our forces, crossed the
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nday last at $11.20 per ton of 2,240 pounds--a figure never before attained in that city. Gold was quoted in New York Thursday at 146½. Secretary Seward, in a speech at Auburn, N. Y., last week, said that "it is injustice, and downright robbery of Abraham Lincoln to refuse him the full enjoyment of the authority conferred upon him" in the election of 1860, and that "there can be no peace and quiet until Abraham Lincoln is President, under that election, of the whole United States." nday last at $11.20 per ton of 2,240 pounds--a figure never before attained in that city. Gold was quoted in New York Thursday at 146½. Secretary Seward, in a speech at Auburn, N. Y., last week, said that "it is injustice, and downright robbery of Abraham Lincoln to refuse him the full enjoyment of the authority conferred upon him" in the election of 1860, and that "there can be no peace and quiet until Abraham Lincoln is President, under that election, of the whole United States."
y duel between the batteries on Lookout Mountain and Moccasin Point is the only thing like news. They say that Gen. Lee has taken Bragg's army; that Gen. Hardee has been assigned to Gen. Polk's corps, and relieved General Longstreet on Lookout Mountain. The latter has gone with 16,000 troops, part of cavalry, to East Tennessee. The balance of the cavalry have gone to Iuka. Cheatham's and Stuart's divisions have returned, and Bragg has now three full corps — Hardee's, Breckinridge's, and Buckner's — a total of sixty thousand men, at a low estimate. A stupendous movement is on foot, which will make an epoch in the history of this war. A grand and vigorous blow is about to be struck, which will result in the destruction of rebel power in the great Southwestern States of the Confederacy, and give us the possession of a vast amount of territory, and, perhaps, prove the beginning of the end of this sanguinary struggle. Everything in this department is on the move, and the developm
l train last night. The Fighting in Western Virginia. The following are the official telegrams received in Washington about the recent expedition of Averill and Scammell into Western Virginia: Clarksburg, November 8, 1863 To Governor Boreman: Gen. Averill attacked Jackson's forces at Mill Point, Pocahontas county, on the 5th inst., and drove him from his position with trifling loss.--Jackson fell back to the summit of Droop Mountain, when he was reinforced by Gen. Echols wig many prisoners and a large quantity of arms, ammunition, &c. The enemy's wounded have all fallen into our hands. Our loss in killed and wounded is about one hundred. B. F. Kelley, Brig. Gen'l. Clarksburg, Nov. 8, 1863. To Governor Boreman: A telegram has just been received from Gen. Scammon, in which he says: "Gen. Duffie entered Lewisburg at half-past 10 o'clock A. M. on the 7th, the enemy having passed through in retreat from Averill, who gave him a severe whipping at
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