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Gen. Van-Dorn.

--Rare Magnanimity.--The following extract from an order recently issued by Maj.-Gen. Van-Dorn, is taken from the Grenada (Miss.) Appeal:

Headq'rs army of West Tennessee,
Holly Springs, Oct. 17, 1862.

Special Order, No. 84.

III. The appointments of Generals Cabell, Philer, and Armstrong, to the command of brigades, not having been confirmed, these officers are necessarily relieved. The General commanding thanks these gentlemen for their skillful services and conspicuous gallantry on the battle- field of Corinth, and expresses his sorrow at being compelled to relieve them of their commands at this time, when the smoke of battle has barely unveiled that bloody to them glorious field. Not theirs, nor the troops who so nobly fought the battle of Corinth, the fault of failure — that misfortune is his.

By order of Gen.Van-Dorn.
M. M> Kimmel, A. A. G.
It will be seen by the foregoing order, that Gen. Van-Dorn takes upon himself all the responsibility for the "failure" in his late battle at Corinth. He says it arose from no fault either of his officers or his troops but was his own misfortune.

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