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OpPridAy Morning, April 28, 1866.
The Lut Ramon.
One report elong the etreoi yesterday, WM
to the effect that Gen. Johnston had followed*
Lee's example, and made a surrender of his
array. "T/o hare been able to tra ce this rumor
lo no definite source. Wo believe it ta ha
qalte groan di eeiC Another report is that a
heavy sea . engagement has certainly taken
place off the pert of Georgetown; that heavy
eannoaading for some hoare has been heard;
that the debris of battered halls and the eon
tents of a navy have floated np, with th? tide,
into Wioyaw and other eontigaoua baya and
rivara; and that among -the debris wer? ?asas
?sd boxes marked "Fortress Monroe." This is
all, having any seeming reference to the pre?
vious reports of Fr?s?h conflict with th?,
Tsnkees. In respect to the trace sad tho i e
pcrrted resumption of the war, we are told that
Utters hara been received in this city,.which
stats that a conference has been had between
tho Yanko? Generala ?Dd certain Commissioners
af th? Confederate States with the view to ne?
gotiations-that among thoa? representing tba
lotter power we're Mr. Secretary Besjamin, Mr.
Secretary Trenholm, and Judge Keys (I)-thst
. Sh? T aa ?te ai proposed to us a peace on the fol?
lowing basia, TUB The nconstraetioa of the
Us?as sa before-no confiscation of property*
Ja* sad ?sah Stat? to dispose of the 'question of
slavery; but-tk* Confederate State* la pey
their quota ef th* Tank** var debi. We ara
told-that esr commissioners unhesitatingly re?
jected the tersas, though it is said that Mr. Ben"
jami? wss not unwilling to entertain them
v Upon their rejection, it ie farther aaid that im"
mediato notice waa given of the termination of
the ti s?*-the war to be r?aumed ia forty-eigb1
honra. If this be true, hostilities were recom.
men ced > yesterday, er the day before, at 10
o'clock a. ra. Sa much for these reports. We
can only add that, as far sa we can learn, our
commanding officers on th? post, who are said
to be in receipt of despatches from Beauregard
within tho laat twelve hours, have had no ad?
vices on the subject. *
W? note thst in all tb? lat? European papers
we har? se?n, including the thunderer, the
Times, the language of the press ha? become
more than over civil in speaking of the United
Statas. We do not aay conciliatory, bnt -civil;
not cordial, but part?eslarly polite. So far aa
appear? on tho surface, nerer were Govern?
ments more disposed to recognize the right of
Brother Jonntha i to .their profoundest respeet
and courtesy. Ia there anything sinister in
this? Is tbs speech nada purposely smooth, in
viaw of tho latent disposition to quarrell Ia
the courtesy that of two irate gentlemen pre?
pared to measure swords, for a combat ? F ou?
trance, by the most refined ralea of the duello?
The chivalrous ?re never go dangerous aa ?rhea
they oater the field.in court costume.
Srsocaaa j Cow CTDXKC*.-A be Lincoln waa
k iliad on tb? Utk-th? saaiversary af the fall
Sf Fort Butter.
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Shtrain'i jUit Order. ,
"We eopy, io another celuma, from th? Raleigh
Progrn?r an order frem'Sherman. Raleigh hos
b?cn, for ?os? ?sys, ia th* hoad* of th? ?nr
my. -Tho order of Gen. Sherm sa does not
hesitate to ascribe the assassination of Lincoln
and the attempt on Seward, to the Con?
federate Government and people, la thc ab- j
.crjctfof any facts, ha Has BO scrapie in slaking I
them. According to Sherman, our fonr years [
of war show us incapable of manly warfare,
ead aa forced to resort to the tools of the assas?
sin. Thia is all ad captandum vulrxu. We do
not care to answer. Gen. Sherman. We leave
it to his conscience to answer him. So far aa
acts arc known, the assassins of Lincoln and
Seward were persons not of the-Confederaoy
ono is reporteras occasionally insana, and tba
sen. of an Englishman, if not aa Englishman
himself; the other ie reported ea a Marylander.
The North will gain, much more than the
South, by the transaction.
Staging and Wagoning.
Wc are inclined to think that a weekly line j
of stages and wagons between Columbia andi
I Augusta on the? one hand, and Colombia and '
Newberry on the other, would provefally com-,
! pensativa to any enterprising citizen of ?ther
I place who should pat them in operatien. Every
day brings ia, er carries ont, seores of persons,
able to pay and not so able to walk, who are j
yet compelled to foot it, to and- from both
plac?s, on their own bare pins. We hear con?
tinual inquiries as to vehicles and medea of
eon vey anec to Augusta, lie wherry, Chester, j
Camden, Sumter and Orangeburg. We repeat
ear conviction, that to two, at least, of tires?
points, a line .of stages ead wagons would be
highly profitable, and perhaps to all, for the
facilities tor travel makes travellers, and oppor?
tunity begets the desire in many, who other?
wise might prefer to remain in a durance from ?
j which they would willingly escape. These
con voy anees. veannet well originate im this
place; so completely stripped, as it is, of Any
aort of team. We have neither malea nor
horses. But surely a beginning might be made
from Augusta, and after doe "announcement j
made in thc papers of that city and onr own.
Correspondence of the Phoenix.
CAMPS NKAB ?AUBKV, S. C., April 24, 1865.
To th* Editor of ike Columbia Phonix-SIB: I
Accompanying yon will find ? brief synopsis of j
the movements of Maj. Gen. Young's *divisi?n,
in bia operations against the. ?olnmn of the
enemy recently operating against Camden and
its vicinity, which yon may aonsider interesting
oa account of the proximity of scene to your
battle-soar red and onee beaatifol city.
The movements of the enemy having become
developed upon their arrival at Stateasufg, 8.
C., Gen. Young, who wac at that time ia Au
gusta, Ga., with his division, immediately or?
dered Brig. Gen. Lewis, with Ipa brigade, by
forced marches, to reach Camden and gah) thc
enemy's front. This wac done; ead that spletv
did command,-with ita usual gallantry, imm* ?
diately ?pen reaching the enemy, bceam* en.
(aged, though against terrible odds. Oar;
farces, however, ware slowly driven back, cen
/?.i\irni?-Xi''i?erpi?iwii ' ni
j testing ?very ^at of gro?Lnd, ?nd ambuscading
I the ea ?m j at er ?ry point, on til he eec a rae so
.actions aa to make him extremely prudent.
Overwhelming numbera, hoverer, and the ex?
hausted condition of thia command, from their
forced marches, finally compelled Glen. Le wi a
to draw off from th? enemy V front near Cam?
den; Which he did, after haring removed all
the rolling stock of the railroad to. live rear, at
Boykin\Mil!, some eight i$jles South of Cam?
den, j This loft Camden open to them, and they
entered the town jost as G en..Young, with tho
reatof his division, reached-the ferry on the
Wateree River* Fia ding that, he could not
form a"Junetien with Gen, JL by thia route, he
immediately moved" by a forced march to Sum -
tor's Landing, and then,.-after: tire fashion of
the Swamp Fox himself, succeeded ia crossing
bia command through an interminable morass.
, ?nd joiuhsg Gen. Lewis, who waa now again ia
line of battle, with tho enemy just in his front.
Soon bia line of hattie wsa formed, and, though *
j tho disparity of force between himself and th?
j .enemy was very' great, still he .handled hie
?troops, with his accustomed familiarity and
coolness. Charge after charge of the enemy
I was hereArepulscd, and their loaaia reported by
eitissns who conversed with them aa heavy
their dead hy 13 g. at thirty paoea ire m our im,
provided .'fortifications. Finally, however, ou
aoconnt of .their ??parior numbera, they were
able,.by extending, their linea, to Hank our co
lura n and to .forcera to * withdraw. Slowly,
and with his accustomed obstinacy, Gen, Young
retired, skirmishing; sa he did so, and making ?
stand at every, point. "Finding that he could
not ia ve the rolling stock of the railroad, an<I
that nothing Could ba done more to.annoy the
enemy, he withdrew to warda Providence, and
sent one of his brigades, Col. riannon command?
ing,, to gain the enemy's front at Statcabuog.
?Scarcely had he reached thia point, when the
enemy appeared, and attempted to force his
line. Amazed at this apparition of force, at a
?rint far in front'of where they supposed Gen.
oung waa, the enemy looked upon it aa a re?
inforcement, and took their measurca accord,
ingly. Exhorting their men with the announce?
ment that reinforcements had reached the
rebels, and that their only chance for essapo
waa in cutting through oar lines, they made
three dasperate charges for thia object, and
succeeded at last in breaking through our lines.
Hastily firing the rolling atoek, they passed
hurriedly on, and aa JGen. Young~then moved
in their rear, with' hie own brigade, and at?
tacked them, they concluded that be had joined
thia new force. Marching day and night,
without halting,.they could hardly be over?
taken. At this time, Gen. Johnston's order for
a cessation of hostilities waa received, and,
though notified, of ceurae, at ooce, they yet
continued their march and mad* their way to
Georgetown. Thus ended their raid. "The
rolling stock, with tho exception of the box
cam aad two engines, waa but little injured.
We feel that, as our division was formed in line
of battle, and engaging tho enemy, upou Mir
reception of Gea. Johnston's order for a cessa
tion of hostilities, that, immediate^' upon their
resumption, we shall be heard'of again where,
ovaran enemy of our beloved South cnn Iv
found, with the firm determination either or'
succeeding triumphantly er joining tho tnauv
j brave men of our command who airea Jv fill
the honored resting placea of patriot's gravea.
USIKO oca Wiajas.-Tbs work of fratorniza
tioa goes on, says the Augusta Cotiitituti*n*K?;
For several days, ?es. Sherman baa beeb using
the telegraphic linea' passing through this city,
communicating in cypher with the Federa),