Later from the North.
We have received the following summary of news from the Baltimore Gazette
, of the 25th and 26th inst:
The following official dispatches have been received at the War Department:
,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.
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.
,Nov. 24, 6 P, M.--The fight to-day has progressed favorably.
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.
reports 2,000 prisoners taken, besides which a small number have fallen into our hands from Missionary Ridge
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
The news fron Knoxville
A telegram, dated Cincinnati
, 25th, says: ‘ "The situation at Knoxville
[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.
is confident of final success."’
A letter from John Minor Botts
to the Richmond Examiner
, dated Oct. 18, is published in the Yankee
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
died from the wounds received in the fight near Knoxville
He entered West Point
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.
'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.