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Still Later from the North.

We have the following summary of news from Baltimore papers of the 26th:

From the Shenandoah Valley.

We have again stirring news from the Upper Potomac. Contrary to what was the current belief, the Confederate forces which recently invaded Maryland have again made their presence known and felt in an unexpected manner, and have inflicted a serious disaster upon Federal arms.

On Sunday morning they attacked, in the vicinity of Winchester, the forces of Crook, Averill, Mulligan, and Kelly, the whole being under the command of Major Gen Crook, and after a battle which is said to have tasted nearly the whole of the day, defeated the Federal troops and forced them to retreat to Martinsburg, and subsequently to Harper's Ferry, where Gen Hunter joined them with the other part of his force and took command.

Partien from Martinsburg report that the Confederates hurled a large force upon Gen Averill, capturing his artillery and a portion of his cavalry. It is reported that Major Gen Averill and Brig Gen Mulligan were killed.

From Georgia.

After referring to the telegraphic reports from Georgia, the Gazette say:

‘ All that we really know is that the fighting has been very heavy; that the losses have been severe on both sides, and that Gen Sherman, up to Saturday last, did not occupy Atlanta.

’ In losing Gen McPherson, Gen Sherman has lost his best officer, and it is doubtful whether there now remains in the Army of Tennessee a commander who is capable of adequately filling his place.

Dispatches from Gen Sherman have been received, in which he estimates his losses in the battle of Friday at 2,000 killed and wounded, and that of the enemy at 7,000.


Secretary Fessenden has issued proposals for a popular loan of $200,000,000, bearing 7.80 per cent interest for three years, payable in greenbacks and convertible bonds, at the option of the holder, at maturity into six per cent bonds, payable in gold, redeemable after five and payable in twenty years from the 15th of August. He has issued an appeal to the people of the United States, soliciting their subscriptions to the new loan.

The latest quotation of gold is 258 ¾.


Edmund Kirke, who was recently in Richmond with col Jacques, has published a card, in which he says that Jefferson Davis stated to him: "This war must go on till the test of this generation falls in his tracks, and his children seize his musket and fight our battle, unless you acknowledge our right to self government. We are not fighting for slavery. We are fighting for independence, and that or extermination we will have."

A conspiracy is said to have been discovered in Missouri, having for its object the formation of a Northwest Confederacy. Several prominent citizens of St Louis have been arrested.

Nothing of interest from Petersburg.

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