Still Later from the North.
Through the courtesy of a gentleman connected with Col. Onld
's office, we are placed in possession of Northern papers of the 20th.
In its situation article, the Herald
Dispatches from Cincinnati
, dated on Monday, say that the rebel force in Wayne
and Clinton counties
, in Kentucky
, is increasing.
Four rebel regiments of infantry have passed through Jamestown
, and twenty-four more regiments are reported at Morristown
, East Tennessee
. Gen. Buckner
is said to be at Clinton
There are rebel pickets on the Cumberland river
at every available point.
It is said that three brigades have reinforced Gen. Bragg
, but the probability is that those troops had gone to assist Gen. Pemberton
, and that they comprised those of Gens. Churchill
, and Walker
Our news via Fredericksburg
anticipates the news in the Herald
with reference to the condition of affairs near Vicksburg
It says that the official reports of Gen. Grant
's action at Jackson
and the capture of that city, forwarded by Gen. Hurlburt
, merely mentions that "the Capitol
was burned," but does not state by whom.
It assumes not to know whether it was done by the troops of Gen. Grant
, by the rebels in retreating, or by accident.
The meeting in Union Square.
In a long editorial on the meeting in Union Square, the Herald
says that none of the recognized leaders of the Democracy took an active part in its proceedings.
They all had their convenient excuses for keeping in the back ground.
They lacked the moral courage to face the music.
Referring to the speech of McMasters
on the occasion, it says: ‘ "They are the ravings of a madman; but when such revolutionary utterances are applauded by a crowd of listeners there is mischief in the wind, and some positive existing cause for public discontent."’ It continues that, "if Gen. Burnside
, on his own responsibility, initiated these late military proceedings against Mr. Vallandigham
, he had foolishly dashed himself against a stone wall much more difficult to carry than that along the heights of Fredericksburg
Relative strength of the two Armies.
Under the head of "Figures Do Not Lie," the Herald
has the following hit at Hooker
's army at the time Hooker
crossed to give him battle only counted 50,000 men. The Times
's army at the same time numbered 159,300 men. It thus appears, with more than three times Lee
was unable to whip him in the first fight, and unable to do it with twice and a half his number of men after he got his reinforcements.
According to the statements of the Tribune
and Times Hooker
's loss in killed and wounded in the several battles amounted to only 17,000 to 18,000, which, with the prisoners captured by the enemy, numbering five or six thousand more.--would make the total loss from 23,000 to 24,000.
, it is stated by the same authorities, lost more than Hooker
did, or about 30,000 men — exceeding half his original force.
He could not have been reinforced by more than from 10,000 to 15,000 men. That would leave his whole force after his losses — including the loss of General Jackson
, who was a host in himself — from 30,000 to 40,000 men. Before this small force Hooker
retreated with an army which, after all his losses, still numbered 136,000 men, or about four to one of the enemy.--So much for the generalship and fighting qualities of the new Napoleon
The negroes at present at the "Contraband Camp," Washington city
, are to be immediately employed in cultivating Gen. Lee
's estate at Arlington
and other abandoned farms in the vicinity of that city in Virginia
On Tuesday afternoon, while a portion of the negro regiment recently raised in Washington
were marching along near the Old Capitol, without uniforms and unarmed, some soldiers of the 5th and 15th Pennsylvania reserves made an attack upon them, throwing stones at them and inflicting some wounds.
has extended executive clemency to John C. Carpenter
, of Kentucky
, recently convicted of treason.