From the Army of Northern Virginia, if the indications do not deceive us, the news is important.
The plans of the enemy are gradually unfolding to view.
On Sunday last, the white forces of Burnside
's command was between Manassas Junction
and Catlett's Station, and no doubt by this time he is well up with the main body of Grant
This movement, together with other manœuvres of the enemy, prove plainly that the great combination by which the Yankees
expect to capture Richmond
We reported yesterday a skirmish, in which the Yankees
got worsted, at Carter's Station
, near Bristol, Tenn.
It appears that they have not stopped falling back since their accident, but have retreated to Morristown
, burning all the bridges behind them.
Our forces were still pursuing.
Several skirmishes had occurred since the fight at Carter
's, but so fleet of foot were the enemy that our forces had not succeeded in overtaking their main body.
It is hoped that they may yet do so.
In North Carolina
there is nothing new.--The town of Washington
was shelled by the Confederates
on the 27th ult. from daybreak until 2 o'clock, when the firing ceased, with what result is not known.
The waters of Albemarle Sound
are in our quiet possession.
The fisheries are being worked with great results by the people.--The amount of provisions secured by the fail of Plymouth
is said to be far greater than any one had supposed, and the country opened to us will furnish enough to feed a large army for many months to come.
Between three and four hundred negro women and children, who had been taken from their legal owners, were recaptured at Plymouth
The men were either killed in battle, or made their way to the swamps and forests.
Many of the latter will no doubt be taken.
A Yankee lieutenant, who was in command of the negro forces, has, by order of Gen. Hoke
, been confined with the negro women and children.
Intelligence has been received in Mobile
that on the 14th and 15th inst. Gen Banks
lost 1,500 prisoners at Grand Ecore
, just above Natchitoches
, and retreated to Fort DeRussey, below Alexandria
It is not known where his help is to come from.
The enemy had abandoned the Yazoo River
's dead are reported at 800.
At last accounts there were only three regiments left in garrison at New Orleans.--Is not the way open for a demonstration on that city?
would have to return to protect, and Gen. Dick Taylor
would be at liberty to dispose of Gen. Stecle
, and thus recover Arkansas
as well as Louisiana
west of the Mississippi