The War news.
Yesterday was the most quiet day that we been experienced since the opening of the Spring
Not even a rumor disturbed the current of the public mind, nor all the telegraph bring us any important news from the various locations of the contending armies.
On application at the several headquarters last night we simply learned that a dispatch had been received from Gen. Beauregard
representing that all was quiet on the Southside
are hemmed in behind their fortifications on the narrow strip of land near Bermuda Hundred
, and doubtless deem it the part of prudence to remain there for the present.
The report is repeated that they are leaving that scene of operations, and crossing James river
for the purpose of reinforcing Grant
; but of this there is no confirmation.
It is true, however, that the whole campaign on the Southside
has been a disastrous one to the enemy, whose plans have been foiled in every direction by the superior generalship of Beauregard
It would not, therefore, be surprising if they were to abandon that line of operations, and seek to aid the grand Army of the Potomac in its approach to Richmond
, the robbing of Butler
's laurels being a small matter in comparison with the success of Grant
, who is just now the deity of the Yankee
Still there may be more bloody work on the Southside
, and the present may be the calm that precedes the storm.
The heavy firing heard down the river about two o'clock yesterday morning proceeded from the enemy's gunboats shelling the woods below Chaflin's Bluff.
have a decided passion for this sort of artillery practice, on which they waste their ammunition to no purpose.
The quiet that has prevailed for some days past on Gen. Lee
's lines still continues, and beyond a small skirmish yesterday morning in the neighborhood of Hanover Junction
, in which some of Gen. Ewell
's command are reported to have been engaged, there is no event incident worth mentioning in that carter.
By changing his line of operations Gen. Lee
has lost nothing, the movement having been necessitated by Grant
's change base, his object being to keep the enemy fill in his front.
An officer who left the yesterday represents that our troops are in fine condition, in the best of spirits, and anxious for another collision with the Yankees
They are perfectly confident of their ability to whip them whenever they were ready for a trial of strength.
Our army correspondent reports that there is no immediate prospect of another battle.