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Later from the North.

We have received the following summary of news from the Baltimore Gazette, of the 25th and 26th inst:

From Chattanooga.

The following official dispatches have been received at the War Department:

Chattanooga,Nov., 24, 12 P. M. --Yesterday at half-past 12 o'clock, Gens. Granger's and Palmer's corps, supported by Gen. Howard's, were advanced directly in front of our fortifications, drove in the enemy's pickets, and carried his first line of rifle pits between Chattanooga and Carter's Creek. --We captured nine commissioned officers and about one hundred enlisted men. Our loss was about III men.

To-day Gen. Hooker, in command of Geary's division of the 12th corps, and two brigades of the 14th corps, carried the North slope of Lookout Mountain, with small loss on our side, and a loss to the enemy of five or six hundred prisoners. The killed and wounded are not reported.

There has been continuous fighting from 12 o'clock until after nightfall, but our troops have gallantly repulsed every attempt of the enemy to retake the position.

Gen. Sherman crossed the Tennessee river before daylight this morning, at the mouth of South Chickamauga, with three divisions of the 15th corps, one division of the 14th corps, and carried the Northern extremity of Missionary Ridge. Our success so far has been complete, and the behavior of our troops admirable.

[Signed,]Geo H. Thomas, Maj. Gen'l.

Chattanooga,Nov. 24, 6 P, M.--The fight to-day has progressed favorably. Gen. Sherman carried the end of Missionary Ridge, and his right is now at the Tunnel and his left at Chickamauga creek.

The troops from Lookout Valley carried the point of the mountain, and now hold the eastern slope and the point high up. I cannot yet tell the amount of casualties, but our loss is not heavy.

Gen. Hooker reports 2,000 prisoners taken, besides which a small number have fallen into our hands from Missionary Ridge.

[Signed] U. S. Grant, Major Gen.

Chattanooga,Nov. 25--Bragg evacuated the summit of Lookout Mountain last night, and our troops occupy it. The enemy, however, still holds the rifle pits on the base of Missionary Ridge.

From Knoxville.

The news fron Knoxville is meagre. A telegram, dated Cincinnati, 25th, says: ‘ "The situation at Knoxville is satisfactory. [How do they know?] There was some heavy firing west of the town on Saturday, the 21st. The investment north of the town is close, but the south side is open. Gen. Burnside is confident of final success."’

Letter from John Minor Botts.

A letter from John Minor Botts to the Richmond Examiner, dated Oct. 18, is published in the Yankee papers. He denies having proclaimed himself a Union man without any its or buts, and having said that he wished the Federal Generals knew half that he knew of the rebels and their resources and intentions. He says his earnest prayer is that the revolution may result in whatever may contribute most to the permanent peace and happiness prosperity and freedom of the people of Virginia — If by the success of the revolution, then he prays God the revolution may succeed; but if by a restoration of the Union, then he hopes the Union may be restored. The letter closes with the following paragraph:

"I cannot be induced to swerve one hair's breadth from the line of conduct which my own judgment and conscience may dictate, which is to take no lot, part, or share in the responsibility that rests upon those who have brought this whirlpool of desolation and war upon my unfortunate country; but, if to adhere firmly and consistently to the opinions and principles that I have maintained for thirty years, and if to prefer living as I did before the war to living as I have done since the war, makes me a traitor, then a traitor's life let me live, or a traitor's death let me die."


The New York Tribune, of the 24th, notes a decline in gold under the influence of favorable military rumors. Stocks upon the street were dull at a reduction, and were freely offered for cash. At the Stock Exchange prices did not recover. Governments were all lower. After the Boards, and at the Public Stock Exchange, prices were low. Stocks have been excited throughout the day, and closed lower. Money is quoted at seven per cent. --Freights are dull, and the markets continue depressed.

Gold Wednesday, 147½ closing rate.


Later advices from Europe have been received, but the news is unimportant. The rate of interest of the Bank of England had been advanced to seven per cent. The Confederate loan and United States sixes, twenty years to run, were quoted at the same prices in London--twenty-five per cent. discount.

The draft in the 2d and 9th wards, Baltimore, took place on the 24th inst. There was no disturbance.

It is reported that Gen. Seigel will succeed Gen. Schenck in command at Baltimore.

Gen. Sanders died from the wounds received in the fight near Knoxville. He entered West Point from Mississippi.

One of Banks's staff officers reports that a large quantity of cotton had been captured at and near Brownsville. An expedition was to be sent to the Rio Grande, and it was thought that 250,000 bales would be secured. The Union men at Brownsville are forming defensive organizations.

Mosby's guerillas, recently captured, have been sent to Fort Warren for safe keeping.

It is reported in Washington that Walter Lennox has been arrested in Baltimore and sent to Fort McHenry.

Several prominent citizens of Anne Arundel county have been arrested for refusing to take the oath of allegiance on election day.

The arrest of ladies in Baltimore for "disloyalty" continues.

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