rmed a line of battle, as did Stevenson's, of Hood's corps, on the 25th.
On the 27th, after a furious cannonade of several hours, the enemy made a general advance, but was everywhere repulsed with heavy loss.
The assaults were most vigorous on Cheatham's and Cleburne's divisions, of Hardee's corps, and French's and Featherstone's, of Loring's. Lieutenant-General Hardee reports that Cheatham's division lost, in killed, wounded and missing, one hundred and ninety-five.
The enemy opposed to it, Cheatham's division lost, in killed, wounded and missing, one hundred and ninety-five.
The enemy opposed to it, by the statement of a staff officer subsequently captured, two thousand; the loss of Cleburne's division, eleven; that of the enemy on his front, one thousand; and Major-General Leering reported two hundred and thirty-six of his corps killed, wounded and missing; and the loss of the enemy, by their own estimate, at between-two thousand five hundred and three thousand, which he thinks very small.
On the 1st of July, Major-General Smith's division was ordered to support the cavalry on our lef
From North Carolina.
In default of news, the Yankees have all sorts of rumors about Sherman.
One statement claims that he had entirely destroyed Cheatham's corps.
The style of their sensation stories may be judged from the following extract from the Washington Star:
There is a report prevalent in town that eat successes in late engagements with the rebel forces.
According to this report, Longstreet had confronted Sherman, Hardee was threatening his flank, and Cheatham had come up in his rear.
Sherman turned suddenly upon Cheatham, utterly annihilating him, and then pounced in turn upon Hardee and Longstreet, scattering them lCheatham, utterly annihilating him, and then pounced in turn upon Hardee and Longstreet, scattering them like chaff.
We give this as the rumor afloat, without being able to say what credit should be accorded to it. Richmond papers make no mention of it; but as they are under orders to say nothing in regard to military affairs, of course their silence goes for nothing.
A drunken Vice-President.
Andy Johnson, the drunken Y
hundred negroes and whites were drowned in Cape Fear river in endeavoring to escape with the Yankees, either from the sinking of a flat or the Yankee officers cutting the pontoons loose.
"Private residences, after being plundered, were guarded, to 'protect' them."
The battle of Bentonville.
A letter from Bentonville, March 20th, gives the following about the defeat of the enemy there the day before:
"The fight yesterday was successful.
I was on the right, and saw Bate's and Cleburne's divisions charge and carry two lines of breastworks, driving the enemy two miles. Hill, commanding Lee's corps, and Loring, commanding Stewart's corps, did similarly on the left.
The troops fought gallantly.
General Bate commanded Cheatham's corps; Brigadier General Reynolds, of Arkansas, lost a leg; Colonel Talbert, commanding Loring's division, was badly wounded; Colonel Keenan, of the Florida brigade, also lost a leg; Major Wilkinson, commanding Tyler's brigade, was killed."