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The War news. The quiet of the military lines in front of Petersburg and Richmond was unbroken yesterday even by a solitary gun. If there was any firing at Dutch gap, the cannon were not heard in this city. The weather was clear and drying; should it continue for three or four days, the ground will be in the condition for which alone Grant is waiting to resume active operations. But the season when any considerable length of good weather can be expected has passed.--The period of snows and winter rains is at hand. The report that there was any fighting on the Petersburg lines on Thursday was incorrect. The Petersburg Express of yesterday says that that day passed without incident of importance. From Georgia. Seeing that Sherman is now cut off from all communication with his own country, and that the military authorities of his nation can only hear from him through the medium of the Southern press, did we publish the intelligence concerning him and his movements th
Death of a Midshipman. Some months ago, William B. Sinclair, Jr., passed midshipman Confederate States Navy, son of Dr. William B. Sinclair, formerly of Norfolk, now of this city, was drowned while transferring some ammunition from a captured pDr. William B. Sinclair, formerly of Norfolk, now of this city, was drowned while transferring some ammunition from a captured prize to the Confederate States steamer Florida. The boat, in which he was, sank, and young Sinclair, having generously given an oar to one of the sailors who was struggling in the water, attempted to reach the ship by swimming, but became exhaustedSinclair, having generously given an oar to one of the sailors who was struggling in the water, attempted to reach the ship by swimming, but became exhausted and sank within twenty yards of it. The following official orders from the Navy Department concerning his death have been issued: "C. S. Navy Department, "Richmond, November 17, 1864. "General Order. --Information has reached the Department of the death of Passed Midshipman William B. Sinclair, late of the Florida, at sea, on the 10th of July last. In passing from a prize ship to the Florida, his boat was swamped, and he, the only one of the crew lost, perished in rescuing a seaman