One day later from the North.
We have received by flag of truce Northern dates to the evening of the 29th.
A special dispatch in the Chicago Times
, dated on the field near Vicksburg
, on the 23d, (Saturday,) 9 o'clock P. M., says:
"There has been no fighting to-day.
Our troops are resting from yesterday's assault.
Our repulse was complete on all parts of the line, but no discouragement need be entertained of our final success.
We are entrenching ourselves and building rifle pits.
Cavalry have been sent out towards Canton
to ascertain the whereabouts of Johnston
Our loss yesterday was not far from one thousand."
special dispatch from Memphis
, May 27th, says our forces were repulsed on Friday at Vicksburg
, but the steamer City of Memphis
, from the vicinity of Vicksburg
on Monday, arrived to-day, and reports that General Grant
has captured every rebel redoubt.
At one place it was necessary, owing to the steepness of the hill, to scale it with ladders.
led the assault.
The rebels rolled shells down the hill at the Federal
troops, which exploded amongst them, making fearful havoc.
Fighting was going on furiously when the City of Memphis
The Federal losses are said to be heavy.
The first load of wounded from Gen. Grant
's army has arrived.
Among these are Col. Mavendy
, Col. McGinnis
, and Col. Lecher
, of the 11th Indiana; wounds severe, but not dangerous.
In the severe battle, the 11th and 24th Indiana lost about 250 each.
, of the 24th, is killed.
division at Champion Hill
, maintained the brunt of the fight against an overwhelming force of the rebels under Joe Johnston
is invested on all sides, and must soon be in our hands.
and Lieut.-Col. Cameron
, of the 44th Indiana, are reported killed.
--, 24th Indiana, had his right hand shattered while grasping the colors of his regiment and endeavoring to rally his men under a murderous fire.
Other dispatches desperate fighting Friday--a loss of five thousand acknowledged.
The New York Times
, of Friday last, contains the following:
, May 28.--Another day has passed without anything, official or otherwise, from Vicksburg
There begins to be talk in official circles of a probability that the siege may last a fortnight.
28--Midnight.--There is nothing later from Vicksburg
than that already communicated to the public.
of this afternoon says that private information from experienced officers now in the vicinity of Vicksburg
, written as General Grant
was about to commence the siege of that city, expressed the opinion that it would be a work of a week or two at least ere its reduction could be looked for.
, Thursday, May 28.--A special Cairo
dispatch to Gen. Lee
, of Kansas
, confirms the report that two of the outer works of the enemy at Vicksburg
have been taken.
In Friday's attack on the fortifications the battle was very sanguinary.
The national loss was severe.
The rebels fought with great coolness and desperation, reserving their fire until our forces came within a murderous range.
The rebels, however, were driven back by main force into the last line of their entrenchments.
This was the situation on Friday evening, May 22.
, has been destroyed by the Federal
force that occupied that place, and this force is now acting as a reinforcement to Gen. Grant
When the boat left on Saturday morning our mortar-boats were throwing occasional shells into Vicksburg
We have captured the batteries both above and below the town.
, Thursday, May 28.--The steamer Imperial
arrived at Memphis
on Monday morning. From Capt. Stearns
, a passenger, we learn the following:
The fighting Friday
charged the fortifications and took some of them.
The rebels rallied and retook them.
There was much hand-to-hand fighting.
says our loss that day in killed, wounded, and missing, was about 5,000.
The rebels used hand-grenades when our forces attempted to storm the works.
It was reported that one corps of Banks
's army had arrived at Warrenton
The dispatches concerning affairs at Vicksburg
continue to be nearly as possible incomprehensible.
This is a pretty good indication of the repulse of the Yankees
, but here is a better from the Times:
Now that the people of the North
know, and have settled down content in the belief, that the Stars and Stripes did not
wave over Vicksburg
on Sunday last, we think it would be no harm if the Government
would furnish the public with correct
statements of the news they have on hand.
There ought certainly to be daily communication by steamboat between Porter
's fleet and Memphis
— from whence the wires extend all over the country.
The rebels Alabama and Florida again at work — extensive Depredations upon Yankee Commerce--nine vessels destroyed.
--The brig Wm. M. Dodge
, from Pernambuco
on the 3d inst., has arrived here.
, of the ship Oneida
, is a passenger, and reports that the Oneida
was destroyed by the Alabama
From Capt. Potter
we learn that the Oneida
was bound from Shanghai
for New York, and was captured and destroyed by the Alabama
on the 29th ult., in lat. 1 deg. 40 min. south, long.
20 deg. west. At the same time he saw on fire the bark Henrietta
, from Baltimore
for Rio Janeiro, likewise the work of the Alabama
ascertained that a few days prior to his capture the Alabama
had, in company with the Florida
, captured and destroyed the following vessels:
Ship Louisa Hatch
, Capt. Grant
, from Cardiff
; ship Nora
, Capt. Adams
, from Liverpool
, Feb. 14, for Calcutta
; ship Charles Hill
, Capt. Percival
, from Liverpool
In addition to the above they had jointly captured and destroyed the following whalers:
, of New Bedford, Captain Lewis
; brig Kate Cory
, of Westport
, Captain Flanders
; schooner King Fisher
, of Fair Haven
Lee's army moving.
New York, May 29.
special dispatch from the Army of the Potomac, dated yesterday, says:
The enemy are in motion, their trains being observed moving towards Culpeper
, followed by heavy columns of troops.
, it is said, has issued addresses to his army, congratulating them upon their past achievements, and foreshadowing a raid into Maryland
He tells them they are to have long and rapid marches through a country without railroads, and calls upon every man to be prepared for the severest hardships.
--Dispatches, dated Murfreesboro
', yesterday, say that Bragg
's army is falling back, and it is quite probable Rosecrans
We look for important news from that quarter soon.
The rebel intentions in Kentucky
They are massing a considerable force north of Monticello
, and it looks as though they would try to cross the river again.
is waiting for them.
A Federal officer of some distinction, who was at City Point
Sunday, stated that the latest reports from Vicksburg
were, that "Grant
had been killed and Vicksburg
captured. " The officer added, we hear, "that he did not believe the latter part of the report." Paroled prisoners who reached here yesterday state that it was generally reported and believed at Baltimore
and Fortress Monroe
had been killed.
They say also that the Northern
people are very much dissatisfied with the courts of the Government
in withholding the news from Vicksburg
A late issue of the Herald,
it is said, confesses that Vicksburg
can never be
carried by assault, but that it can and will be taken by a protracted siege.
, who was to have been executed at Fort McHenry
last Friday, upon the charge of being a rebel spy, has been pardoned by Lincoln
-Martial in the case of Gen. Corcoran
, for shooting Col. Kimball
, has concluded its investigation.
The result is a justification of the murder.
The Secretary of War
, on Thursday, ordered that all rebel officers out on parole be placed under close arrest, and no more paroles are to be granted until further orders.
, of Norfolk
, for breaking into a store and robbing it, and then setting it on fire, is sentenced to be hung, when the day shall be fixed by Gen. Dix
By this fire the whole of Newton
's Block was destroyed.