Additional from the North.
The New York papers of the 17th give some further news of interest than the summary we published yesterday.
We give some extracts:
, of Maryland
has issued his proclamation cutting for three regiments for one hundred days service.
They are to rendezvous at Baltimore
, for service within the State
and are in no case to be required to do duty outside the State
without their consent.
are endeavoring to repair their losses by calling out the militia for one hundred days, to take the place of the men who were in the fortifications at Washington
and on the sea coast defences.
Yet they pretend that our losses are greater than their own, and that we cannot procure any reinforcements.
, May 14.--The following dispatch was received here at midnight:
, May 13. --To the Editors of the Louisville Journal:
Kentuckians, to the rescue!
I want ten thousand six months troops at once!--Do not hesitate!
Come, I will lead you!
Let us help to finish this war and save our Government!
Thomas E. Bramlette
G. D. Townsend
, A. A. G. of the United States
declares "all Federal prisoners of war and all civilians on parole prior to May 7, 1864, the date of the order, exchanged." He says the Confederates
are still indebted to them 33,596, for which no equivalents have been received by the Federal Government
On the 14th, 1,000, and on the 15th, 800 wounded were received in Baltimore
was arrested in Baltimore
on the 14th, charged with denouncing the Federal Government
, and swearing that Gen. Lee
had whipped the Yankees
and would do so again.
Lord Lyons denies having had any correspondence with the Confederate Government.
The New York Times's Washington
correspondent of the 15th, says:
Over 12,000 of our wounded have been brought up from the battle field and distributed among the hospitals in this city and Alexandria
A large number still remain at Belle Plain
, awaiting removal.
Thousands still lie on the battle field.
A dispatch in the Herald,
, May 15, says the railroad from Alexandria
to Rappahannock Station remains undisturbed by guerillas, and is in perfect order.
Trains, however, run out no further than Union Mills
was last heard from at Wood
stock; and says the rumor that he had broken the railroads between Lynchburg
is not true.
[By this time they have found out it was Sigel
and his Dutch
that have been broken.]
The Cincinnati Times
says prominent among the combinations for the reduction of Richmond
is the movement of Gen. Crooks
from the Kanawha Valley
, with a considerable force.
had his thigh badly fractured, and it was thought would have to be amputated so high up as to endanger his life.
publishes a sketch of General J. E. B. Stuart
A correspondent of the New York Times
, writing from Fredericksburg
, May 13th, says:
The rebels hold out bravely.
They have fallen back not more than four miles after a week's desolate fighting.
says the ‘"work goes bravely on — the rebel Longstreet
has died of his wounds, and Gen. Lee
has been dangerously wounded and sent to Richmond
, and his army is in full retreat towards the rebel capital."’
in an editorial about "West Pointers," says Banks
's overthrow in Louisiana
"has made it plain to everybody that Major Gen. Banks
is practically no General at all."
with Gen. Banks
, reports the Federal
loss at Pleasant Hill
at 670 killed, 1,340 wounded, and 1,565 missing and wounded.
A dispatch in the Times
, says the "rebel battery which fired upon the steamer Von
Phill, made its appearance at Fort de Russy
and sunk the steamer Emma
A telegram from Cincinnati
, of the 14th, says:
The rebels have retreated in some distance to Resaca
claim to have captured 5,000 prisoners and 10 or 12 pieces of heavy artillery.
Butler's army — a Yankee Story.
A correspondent of the New York Times
, of the 14th inst, writing from Bermuda Hundreds, under date of the 10th, says:
In the course of the morning Gen. Butler
received a flag of truce from the enemy, signed by Gen. Eushrod Johnson
, containing three propositions, viz: I Asking permission to come within our lines to remove their wounded and bury their dead.
2. Asking an exchange of their wounded.
3. Asking a general exchange of prisoners on both sides.
To the first of these propositions Gen. Butler
replied that the work was already done; to the second he announced himself as perfectly willing to assent, and to the third he replied that no exchange of healthy and well prisoners could be effected until the Confederate
authorities should acknowledge colored soldiers to be prisoners of war.
I suspect, after all, that the smart rebels cared less for burying their dead and an exchange of the wounded than for the well — the latter class being peremptorily needed just now in their army.
Circumstances, at least lead to this inference, for the blackened and swollen remains of several of their men, who fell in Saturday's fight and were buried by us on Monday, were frightful evidence that their care in this respect must be of sudden growth.
I do not know the numbers of rebel prisoners that have been sent to the rear of our lines, but I think they must have been quite large.
They are the best looking men of their class that I have ever seen.
They tell me that the niggard ration of three ounces of bacon per day, with its accompaniment of meal, is as much as they require to put them in fighting trim.
The officers fare so better than their men, receiving precisely the same ration in quality and not being allowed to purchase luxuries, even if they possess the means. "Ah!" said one, as he eat heartily of the private stores of one of our officers, "you Yankees don't know what privation means."
" correspondent says that in the first six days of the series of battles Gen. Grant
has been fighting, he lost 40,000 men, nearly all of whom are killed and wounded, but few prisoners being taken.
Yet the Seven Days battles, which were called disastrous, left McClellan
within half the distance of Richmond
, as compared with Grant
's position at last accounts.
This fact would seem to prove that the Peninsula
route must have some advantages as compared with the overland route, President Lincoln
's 'plan' to the contrary.
correspondent of the New York "Times,
" under date of May 6th, makes the following candid admission:
It is not too much to say that Steele
's movements so far have been a complete failure — a disastrous one, barely saved from being a perfect rout.
As I was in Little Rock
on the 1st inst, (Sunday,) when the army was expected to return that evening, as I knew personally of the panic that existed there, and had conversed with officers right from the front, it is not presumptuous to claim some knowledge of the real status of affairs in Arkansas