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From Charleston. Charleston, Sept. 4. --All continues comparatively quiet, with only occasional firing from the land batteries. The people here are in good spirits at the present aspect of the siege.
From Tennessee — military Execution. Chattanooga, Sept. 4. --The enemy were signalling all night on Waldron's ridge, but everything is remarkably quiet across the river to-day. There are no further indications of an advance on the part of Rosecrans. The Knoxville Register has been removed to Cleveland. Capt. J. R. Rhodes, of the 1st Confederate infantry, was shot at noon to-day, for encouraging desertions from his own company, and embezzling the money of substitutes. He made a short speech, acknowledging the justice of the sentence, manifested but little concern, and died without a struggle. Lt. Col. Adolph, of the same regiment, was cashiered and conscripted yesterday for having been concerned in the same offences. [second Dispatch.] Chattanooga, Sept. 5. --Although the armies are in close proximity, there are no indications of an early engagement; but a slight cause may bring it on, however at any moment. Our artillery at Driver's Ferry op
Victory in Arkansas--Confederate iron-clads — Plans of the enemy. Atlanta, Sept. 4. --A special dispatch to the Appeal, from Senatobia, says that Gen. Price had an engagement with the enemy 15 miles below Little Rock, and obtained a victory over the Yankees.--The Arkansas army had been rapidly reinforced. The Chicago Times, of the 29th, says that a Yankee messenger, lately sent to Europe, reports that six Confederate iron-clads are to raise the blockade of Charleston. Thirteen others are in a state of completion, with all the modern improvements, and appear designed to operate against the Yankee seaboard. Gen. Halleck excuses the present inactivity of the Union forces. He says they are waiting for the culmination of the siege of Charleston, and that in three weeks he will have full three corps, under Gen. Banks, to move on Mobile from Pascagoula.
Railroad Accident. Chattanooga, Sept. 4. --The down passenger train ran off the track, near Chickamauga, this morning, without serious result. Mr. Fuller, the conductor, and several others were slightly injured. All the trains were delayed several hours.
The Daily Dispatch: September 9, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Presidential campaign in the North. (search)
The Presidential campaign in the North. To show the spirit in which the Presidential campaign is conducted, we make some extracts from late Northern papers. The Washington Chronicle (Lincoln's organ) of September 4th says: The trouble in the ranks of the Vallandigham Democracy is, that it is composed of two violently, antagonistic sections; the one clamorous for war, and the other clamorous for peace; and, between the two, poor General McClellan is suffering sadly. Thus, the war men hate Pendleton, who runs as the peace candidate for Vice-President; and the peace men hate McClellan, because he is the war candidate for President. Result: indifference everywhere, discontent everywhere, apathy everywhere. The same paper has the following: It is one of the novel features of the present political campaign that the party whose candidate runs upon a purely military record depends chiefly for its success upon the defeat of our armies in the field.--Prevaricate or deny
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