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Religious Convections. Augusta, May 8. --The Diocesan Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church is in session in this city. The attendance is large. The Southern Baptist Convention is also in session here, embracing delegates from churches in all the Southern States, except Delaware. There is a large number of delegates present.
The Yankees driven from Tupelo. Jackson, May 8. --Gov. Pettus has official information that our troops drove the Yankees from Tupelo and held that town.
caped harm in the terrible carnage of Saturday and Sunday. Our corps bore the brunt of the battle both days, repulsing Stonewall Jackson on Saturday, whose command numbered 40,000 men, and on Sunday holding in check for more than two hours the masses of Lee in his attack on our right. We lost more than three thousand in killed and wounded, including two hundred and forty-five officers, and among the latter three Generals and six Colonels. The War in Tennessee. Murfreesboro', Tenn., May 8. --Wheeler's division of rebel cavalry has moved from its position on our left, and advanced in force to Livingston, with the evident intention of falling upon Carter, who is reported in the vicinity of Jamestown. This cavalry force is very formidable, and the movement is looked upon as serious. Bragg's infantry maintains its position, with the intention of occupying our attention and to prevent a detachment being sent below to interfere with Wheeler's rans. Franklin, T
dial and energetic support, as it is the only agency through which the will of the people can be legally and properly executed." From Port Royal, on the 6th, the Yankees are advised that all their iron clads had left for North Edisto, and their troops were entrenching themselves on Folly, Seabrook's, and Coles's Islands. An official report of Col. Kilpatrick's share in the Stoneman raid is published, dated from Yorktown, May 8th. The following is an extract: Yorktown, Va., May 8th. Major-General H. W. Halleck, Commander-in-Chief U. S. A.: General: I have the honor to report that, by direction from Maj-Gen. Stoneman, I left Louisa Court-House on the morning of the 3d inst., with one regiment, (the Harris Light Cavalry,) of my brigade; reached Hungary, on the Fredericksburg Railroad, at daylight on the morning of the 4th; destroyed the depot and telegraph wires and railroad for several miles; passed over to Brook Turnpike, drove in the rebel pickets; down the pik
ready to surrender unconditionally with his troops. Col. Manique, the second officer of General Foray's staff, was then detached with the first battalion of foot chasseurs, Commander Cowray, and with a platoon of hussars, for the purpose of occupying the place. The entrance of the French troops took place in an orderly manner, and without any casualty on either side. On the morning of the 19th, at 11 o'clock, General Forey made his entry into Pueblo, and was saluted by a volley of 100 guns. On the same day General Bazaine made his preparation and was ready to move toward Mexico on the following morning, May 20 During the nights of the 7th and 8th of May General Comonfort, who had abandoned his position at San Martin, in order to march to the assistance of Ortega, was surprised by General Bazaine at 2 o'clock A. M. A brisk engagement ensued, in which Comonfort lost eight rifled guns, twenty artillery trains, 200 mules, and 2,500 men, most of whom were made prisoners.
between 3,000 and 4,000 prisoner, all told. We held possession of the battle-field all light. [Second Dispatch.] Headquarters, May 7, via Orange C. H. May 8. --Gen. Lee ordered Gen. Ewell to make a demonstration on the enemy's right at night, during which we captured Gens. Shaler and Seymour. It was discovers to the 27th Ohio, Burnside's corps. The enemy have been fortifying all day, as if to provoke Gen. Lee to attack him. [fourth Dispatch.] Orange C. H., May 8. --Advices from the front to sunrise this morning report that there was no general engagement yesterday — only heavy skirmishing. The impression prevailed lllant men were apprised of the nature of the game that had eluded them their mortification is said to have exceeded all measure. [by Telegraph.] Petersburg, May 8. --A battle was fought in the vicinity of Port Walthall on Saturday. It raged from eleven to half past 4 o'clock, with an intermission of half an hour. The
The Daily Dispatch: May 10, 1864., [Electronic resource], The movement on Richmond--two more Repulses of the enemy by Gen Lee — affairs on the Southside — feint at Drewry's Bluff — fight expected near Petersburg Today — the Central Railroad Tapped, &c, &c. (search)
The movement on Richmond--two more Repulses of the enemy by Gen Lee — affairs on the Southside — feint at Drewry's Bluff — fight expected near Petersburg Today — the Central Railroad Tapped, &c, &c. The only late news of the operations of the army of Gen. Lee are contained in the following dispatches from him received at the War Department: Near Spotsylvania C H, 2.30 P M, May 8th, via Orange C H. To Hon. Jas. A. Seddon: After a sharp encounter with the 5th army corps, (Warren's,) and Torbett's division of cavalry, Gen. R. H. Anderson, with the advance of the army, repulsed the enemy with heavy slaughter, and took possession of the Court-House. I am the more grateful to the Giver of all factory that our loss is small. R E Lee, Gen. Headq'rs army Northern Va., May 8th, 1864--9 P. M. Hon. Secretary of War: After the repulse of the enemy from Spotsylvania Court-House this morning, receiving reinforcements, he renewed the attack to our position, but was a
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