The war news.
On yesterday all was quiet below the city on both lines.
We have no additional particulars of the fight of Thursday, except that the last assault of the enemy, at 4 P. M., resulted most disastrously for them, their loss being very heavy, and their columns breaking and flying in confusion.
Captain M. A. Marcus
, Company I, Fifteenth regiment Georgia volunteers, Benning
's brigade, Fields
's division, was among the killed in the engagement.--His body was brought to this city and temporarily interred at Hollywood
Everything perfectly quiet along all the lines.
learns from "a perfectly reliable source" that at a vote taken in the Fifth (Warren
's) and the Ninth (Burnside
's) corps of the Yankee
army, on Tuesday last, the proportion in favor of the McClellan
to that of the Lincoln
candidates was as ten to one.
The voting in these corps was altogether by the troops from Pennsylvania
, in which an election for State officers and members of Congress was held on Tuesday.
On that day, also, the question of the adoption or rejection of the new constitution of the State of Maryland
was submitted to the troops from that State in the Army of the Potomac.
We could only hear from two regiments, whose vote was almost unanimous against its adoption.
The main feature of this new constitution is the extinction of slavery.
From the Valley.
Passengers from the Valley
by last night's train report no news whatever from Sheridan
Every day, however, records some new development of his infernal actions.
The iron works of John.
, near Brown
's gap, were destroyed by Sheridan
's troops, and D. S. Lewis
, a son of the proprietor, and all persons connected with the works, were taken prisoners.
The bridge across the Holston river
, on the East
Tennessee and Virginia railroad, is rebuilt, and our trains are crossing.
's station, on the Watauga
, the bridge is finished, and the trains passed over yesterday.
At last accounts there were no enemy fifteen miles this side of Knoxville
had driven off a regiment of cavalry from Bull
Flag of Truce.
The Federal flag-of-truce boat New York
, Major Mulford
, has arrived at Varina
with one hundred and sixty-eight commissioned officers and one hundred and sixty-nine enlisted men. Colonel Ould
and Captain Hatch
will go down to-day.