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Death of Gen. Albert G. Jenkins. Intelligence has been received of the death of Brig. Gen. Albert G. Jenkins, who was severely wounded in the fight near Dublin Depot, Southwestern Virginia, on the 8th inst. It is but a few days since a dispatch was received announcing his improving condition, and his friends looked forward with pleasure to the period of his recovery, and his restoration to a position of usefulness to his State and country. But his strength gave way under the operation of the removal of an arm at the shoulder joint, and be failed to rally again. Gen. Jenkins was a member of the old United States Congress, and was elected to the First Congress of the Confederate States, but resigned the latter position under the belief that he could be of more service to the country in the army.--He proved his gallantry on several occasions, and at last sealed with his blood his devotion to the cause. He was a gentleman of talents, had earned distinction in the forum as well as
Army Northern Virginia,Hanover Junction, May 23d. Yesterday the army took position behind the North Anna river, some twenty-five miles due north from Richmond. By reference to the map the reader will see that Grant, having moved to the right of Spotsylvania C. H. across the Ny, the northern branch of the Mattaponi, might safety throw his army down the east bank of the latter stream on our right flank, advancing all the time upon the are of a circle in the direction of Richmond. Gen. Lee was informed of this movement, and succeeded in checking it momentarily on the evening of the 19th, when Ewell marched out of the trenches and struck the enemy in flank and rear. The Federal army having been transferred to the east side of the headwaters of the Mattaponi, which it was impossible to prevent, and having commenced to move down and probably across to the south side of that river, no alternative was left Gen. Lee but to make a new disposition of his forces. The intervention of the
From North Georgia. Atlanta, May 23. --The press reporter left the front at noon to-day. There has been very little skirmishing for the last two days, mostly on the left of the main body.--The enemy seem to have abandoned the line of railroad, and they are attempting to mass on our left to support the flanking column under McPherson, who is moving on Dalton. These developments of the enemy's plan render necessary a further change of position on our part. These have been made, so that Johnston remains master of the situation. There is no straggling, and the troops are in fine spirits and confident. The Mayor his issued a proclamation for all citizens not in any organization to report for orders, and devising non combatants to leave the city.
From Yankeedom. Petersburg, May 24. --Northern dates to the 21st have been received. Grant telegraphs that an effort was made on Thursday evening by Ewell's corps to turn the Yankee right, which was promptly repulsed. Three hundred prisoners fell into Yankee hands, besides many killed and wounded. Yankee loss 600 wounded, 150 killed and missing. Stanton assures the Northern press that over 25,000 veteran reinforcements have been sent to Grant. There are no reports from Butler. The Red river is blockaded at many points by rebel shore batteries. Gen. Canby, who is about to assume command, promises to remove them early. Sigel has been removed, and Major General Hunter succeeds him. A dispatch from Sherman, dated Thursday night, at Kinston, states that during that day he had pushed a column round Kinston, in pursuit of Johnston, as far as Cassville. A hard fight for Atlanta is looked for. The Herald states that among the passengers on bo