hat night must have amounted to at least a ton, and the noise was perfectly terrific.
On Sunday the usual picket firing and mortar shelling was renewed, and continued until a late hour of the night.
The rumor of Grant's death was revived yesterday in full vigor, and this time said to be upon the authority of a Washington paper, which announced the arrival of his dead body in that city.
Capture of a Yankee Colonel — a Daring act.
On Sunday Adjutant Grigg, of Bushrod Johnson's Tennessee brigade, with four companions, proceeded down the north bank of the James river on a scouting expedition, to ascertain the strength of the enemy between Newmarket Hill and that stream.
As the party were proceeding leisurely along in the vicinity of the Yankee lines, they discovered Lieut. Col. Hooper, of Bradshaw's (Federal) brigade, engaged, as field officer of the day, in posting pickets.
He carelessly advanced some distance in front of his men, when he was suddenly halt