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One day later from the North.
Changes in the Federal army.

We have received the New York Herald, of the 27th ult., one day later. It contains very little interesting war news. The following is its account of

The situation.

We have to announce to-day an important change in the military command in Western Virginia, proving that our predictions as to the object of the President's visit to West Point were perfectly accurate. General Pope has received the supreme command of affairs in the Shenandoah Valley, and will now be pitted against the rebel Stonewall Jackson. The forces under Major- Generals Fremont, Banks, and McDowell have been consolidated into one army, called ‘"the Army of Virginia,"’ and Major-General Pope has been especially assigned by the President to the chief command. The forces, under General Fremont constitute the first army corps, to be commanded by General Fremont. The forces under General Banks constitute the second army corps, and are to be commanded by him. The forces under General McDowell constitute the third army corps, to be commanded by him.

General Pope enters upon his new command with the prestige of former successes in the Mississippi Valley and in Missouri surrounding his name, which no doubt will be a host in itself with the army of the Shenandoah, recently involved in a somewhat muddled condition of affairs, under the management of the political Generals. A soldier of great dash, combining a capacity for instant action with fine strategical power, as his conduct at Shawnce Mound, New Madrid and Island No.11 evinced, General Pope is just the man for the position assigned to him.

We are in possession of some further particulars — which we publish — of the skirmish in front of Richmond, on Wednesday. The ground contended for was a swamp, scattered over with clumps-of brushwood, with an open country in front. The main object of the advance appears to have been to obtain a dry and healthy location for that portion of our army then encamped in a swampy and sickly region. In this General McClellan proved entirely successful, as but little more ground has to be gained in order to place our men beyond the effects of their previous unpleasant position. The rebel camps in front of General Hooker's division are now occupied by our troops. Our total loss in killed and wounded in the action of Wednesday did not amount to over two hundred--the killed being exceedingly small — while that of the enemy was much greater. General McClellan conducted the affair in person, and his presence stimulated the valor of the men engaged.

A dispatch received at the War Department yesterday afternoon from Gen. McClellan, states that the affair of yesterday was perfectly successful; that we hold the new picket line undisturbed, and that all is very quiet on the banks of the Chickahominy.

The official lists of the rebel losses at the battle of Fair Oaks have been published. Eighty- five regiments and battalions in all were engaged, sustaining a loss of killed, wounded, and missing of 5,897.

With the exception of some details of the recent expedition up the White river in Arkansas, and an engagement of our gunboats near Grand Gulf on the Mississippi river, between Natches and Vicksburg, there is nothing important to report from the West to-day.


City Point, Va., June 26, 1862.
--Last evening one of our gunboats moved up and shelled the rebels on the Petersburg road, but without any casualties on the side of the rebels, according to their own account of the affair.

General Longstreet issued a flaming address to his troops on Monday, in view of the great conflict imminent, inciting them to new deeds of heroism, and advising them to aim low and make sure of the mark.

The official lists of the rebel losses at the battle of Fair Oaks have been published. Eighty five regiments and battalions in all were engaged, sustaining a loss of killed, wounded, and missing, of five thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven.

The rate of postage on letters in the ‘"Southern Confederacy"’ has been raised from five to ten cents.

About ten o'clock this morning a conveyance arrived at City Point with Capt. Robertson and Lieut. Sykes, of the rebel army, who return under their parole of honor to Fort Warren, the rebel Government having decided not to make any individual exchanges until the United States Government shall agree upon terms for a general exchange of prisoners.

General Prentise and fifty other Federal taken at Shiloh, have been removed to

A dispatch from Chattanooga says the Federal have stampeded from that place leasing their camp and everything behind.

Charleston, June 24, 1862.--The steamer from Liverpool to Charlotte via run the blockade yesterday has on board Mr. Ward to, a valuable cargo of British The is a new iron steamer.

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