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■ HfcjJH of the Press Association.
W Enteral fording to act of Congress in the year
lfm, by J. S. Thrasher, in the Clerk's office
* of-he District Court of the Confederate States
f»r the Northern District of»Georgia.
-Prom Petersburg.
Petersburg, Dec. 2—Yesterday about
noon the enemy having made a long detour
on our right with infantry, artillery and ca
valry, attacked and captured the garrison at
Stony Creek, the present northern terminus
of the Petersburg and and weldon Rail Road,
2d miles below here, consisting of about 200
men. They buried tbe depot containing some
Government and private stores and also tbe
Rail R'-ad bridge at that point* Our forces
were quickly in pursuit but the enemy soon
retired after slight skirmishing with our
forces, in which we captured some prisoners
and inflicted upon them some loss in killed
and wounded.
Gen. Gracie of Ala, was killed to-day by a
■hell whilst inspecting his lines, the'same
shell killed a captain and a private.
Gen. Lee did not demand Roger A. Pryor's
release. Gen. Wilcox, in front of whose
lines he was captured, sent a statement in re
gard to his capture to General Grant and
asked his release. General Grant referred
tbe application t/> Meade, who endorsed that
Pryor was captured for violating orders of
both armies, and as retaliation for Burbridge's
capture by us and could not be released.
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Good News from tbe Taller.
New Market, Dec. Rosser cap
tured New Creek and Piedmont Stations <»n
. the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad with 800
prisoners and 8 pieces of artillery, 200 wagons
and ambulances, a number of horses and
mules, 800 small Arms and a great many stock
of all kinds.
* New Market, Dec. 2.—Gen. Rosser's cap-1
tures arrivod here to-day consisting of 1500
horses, 1500 head'of cattle and 8 stand of
colors besUl-khis other plunder.
The sth aWff 6th, Virginia Yankee cavalry
and their -enli«rw_re captured by the sth and
4th Yd. cav-tltf of Payne's Brigade.
Lieut. Baylor of the 12th Cavalry, captur
ed Chariest, wn Tuesday, with 13 prisoners
and 36 fine horses.
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Yankees Whipped'ln South Car
Richmond, Dec. 2.—Official dispatches re
ceived here state thata force of Yankees were
badly, whipped at Graham ville. South Care
olina, Wednesday. It i* presumed here that
tbe force referred to nfoved from Port Royal.
. _ . ♦ ♦— — —■
Richmond, Deo. 2— Northern papori»,in
eluding Baltimore American, evening edition
of the SOcli, -contains a Nashville telegram of
. the 28th, which says there is nothing from
Hood's army or from the front since yester
day evening. Tlie rebels made an assault on
the works at Columbia on Saturday and were
badly repulsed. Rosser's and MoCausland's
cavalry destroyed a, considerable amount of
valuable 'machinery said Other properry at
New Creek and Piedmont.
Pryor has been sent to Fort
Gen'l Bauks has been ordered back to New
Orleans. '
The impression prevails in the North that
Hood is making his wav to Bast Tennessee.
Gold in New York on the ,30th 229.
From the Sooth Carolina Coast.
Richsond, Deo. 3.—The following was re
ceived to-day :
Grahaiisville, Dec. 2d.
Gen. S. Cooper:
A force of infantry, rivalry and artillery.
under Foster, attempted to gain the railroad
*at this point, but were met and repulsed. A
'force of marines under Dahlgren attempted
to gain the railroad at Coosawutohi., but were
-meiTat Lee's Creek, and rerwlsed.
W..J. Uaildee. Lt. Gen.
Glorious News from the Talley.
" Rfram-oj-n, Dec. 3.—The following official
dispatch wae received here last night:
Headquarters A. N. V., 1
December, 1864. j
Gen. Karly retjorta that Rosser, with his
own and Payne's brigades, encountered, on
the 27th of November, near Moorfield, a
small barty of the enemy, and captured for
ty prisoners and one piece of artillery. On
th. 28th, he surprised and captured Fort
ley at New Creek, with four field pieces and
four sie-'e guns;" between seven and eight
hundred'prisoners; a large number of horses
and mules; eight stands of colors.; and de
stroyed two hundred waV<>ns, and a quantity
of commissary and ordnance stores. He
brought off the field-pie.** and some of tlie
wagons; and spiked the and de
stroyed their carriages. He also captured
Piedmont, and destroyed all the government,
buildings, containing a number of engines;
burnt several bridges, did considerable dam
age to the railroad, and collected several hun
dred bead of cattle His loss was two killed
and three wounded. The boldness energy
and skill exhibited by Rosser, and-the con
duct of his men, deserves much P™'^
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Northern f_ews.
Richmond, Dee. 3.—The Baltimore Ameri
can of the Ist, evening edition, contains a
Nashville telegram of the 30th which an
nounces the arrival of a train from Chatta
nooea witn several rebel prisoners including
Brie Gen. Young of Cheatham's command.—
The earrison at Sh.lbyville was attacked by
a body of rebel -&valry on Monday but the
assault waa repulsed. Subsequently, the Fe
derals evacuated the place and i| is now oc
cunied by the rebels.
k special to Oie New York Times from
Nashville, the 30th, at midnight, asserts that
Hood at 4 o'clock P. M., made a heavy at
tack at Franklin with two corps. After pro
tracted fighting, he was repulsed at all points,
with the loss of six thousand killed and
wounded. The federal loss was about five
hundred. One rebel Brigadier General and
• one thousand prisoners were captured. An
other Nashville telegram announces A. J.
Smith's corps. The Atuencyi's caption of
this news implies some doubt as to its cor
The Chicago Tribune has been informed by
a soldier named Elder, who has just escaped
from. that Dahlgren and Porter
are cognizant of Sherman's plans, and are
co-operating with him. Sherman is'aiming
| for Savannah, where there are no rear fortifi
cations. As soon as the proper time of Sher
man's attack upon Savannah arrives, Foster
will make demonstrations upon Charleston.
—! 1 ' -•■»■!-
Exciting News from General
Richmond, Deo. ..-"-The New York Herald
of the 2d inst. has been received.
A dispatch from Nashville gives Union
details of a fight at Franklin. Rebels, it is
said, fought with the desperation of demons,
but the federals made a flank movement—
turned the tide of battle, and prevented what
once seemed to be a disastrous defeat. -The
federal loss was several hundred killed and.
wounded. The rebel loss in killed, wounded
and missing is estimated at three thousand.
One hundred and 6even rebel officers and one
thousand privates had arrived at Nashville..
Schofield commanded the federals, nnd Chea
• tham and Lee commanded the rebel corps.—
After defeating the rebels, Schofield's troops
fell back to a- point three m>i'*s south of
Nashville. Bridges across the Iluspith were
burned to retard the transportation of rebel
A telegram from Nashville, of the Ist
(midnight) says, it is rumored* this evening
that Hood is moving eastward, towards Mur
freesbord. Great panic prevailed among the
people in the counties around Nashville, and
they are fleeing to that city in crowds. They
any Hood ia getting up ail the horses, mules
and cattle, and sending them South.
Holt, of Kentucky, has been appointed At
— <- _. «. _ •
Congressional Proceedings.
RiChj*on_, Dec: 4—There was nothing of
interest in the Senate yesterday.
The House, in open session, reported thf*
Habeas Corpus bill, which was past-ed in
secret session by five majority.
Richmond, Dec. sth.—Both Houses in sea
sion to-day. Nothing of great interest done
in open se-ibn in either nouse-
IVortliern JVews.
RicnMnKD, Dec. 5.—-The New York and
Baltimore papers of the 3d are received.—
They contain additional details of the but
tle at Franklin, in which it is reported that
Hood, with heavy loss, had retreated.
Gens. Pat Wirt Adams are
reported killed.
Thirty stand of colors were captured by the
Union forces.
A dispatch from Nashville of'the'2d says
there was stight skirmishing with the enemy's
cavalry all day, a complete line encircled the
city. *
A portion 6f our cavalry force encountered
Forrest's cavalry 3 miles from town on the
Franklin pike. The rebels could be plainly
seen advancing when our troops retired to
wards* thje city. Nijrht ciiming on fevv. occa
sional shots were exchanged. ,
It is rumored that Hood is endeavouring
to cross the Cumberland with a large cavalry
force. • r .
Commander Fitz is here with a fleet of
gunboats and iron-clads.
A Louisville teiejrrah. says that yesterday
evening the two armies were engaged in hea
vy skirmishing and the rattle ot musketry
was heard in th».'streets of Nashville. A
battle of terrible fury Ss imminent.. Hood i««
pressing blindly forward. A Nashville tele
gram says it is that Hood's main
army is threatening Murf.eab--ro.
The Tribune's financial article, P. M.,
says gold opened at 232 and advanced to 233.
aud closed at £30.* Tho news from Tennes
see was used with effect to advance the quota
tion. .--.••"•'
Capt. Semma arrived at Bagdad, Mexico
. on the 21st, and immediataly crossed the Rio-
Grande, eh route to Richmond.'
The portion of the Penitentiary at Baton
Rouge, was destroyed by lire on the uight of
the 3d.
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Yankee Uald,&c.
FnEDERiCKSBUftG, Dec. sth,.
It is reported that the enemy, s<"nt a
great raiding party rnto Loudbn and Upper
' Fauquier, during; last week, who-destroyed
many barns and houses and burnt up much
slaughtered meat and drove off all the cattle
and horses they could find, as retaliation, Yan
kees alledge, for the people of those counties
taking care of Mosby. It is also said that six
thousand troops have just passed down the
' Potomac to reinforce Grant, four thousand of
them from Sherman and two thousand new
recruits. Some of these troops in passing
through Alexandria said that there would be
a grand fight below Richmond this week.
. ♦ ♦'<
Arrival of Vice President Stephens.
Richmond. Dec. s.—Vice President Steph
. ens, who arrived here on Saturday night,
presided in the Senate to-day.
, _••» ,—
Flgbt in Georgia.
Richmond, Dec. sth.
Official information has been received of a
fight io Georgia on Sunday, between Wheel
er's cavalry and a portion Sherman's army,
embracing one corps of infantry and Kilpa
trick's cavalry. The enemy attacked Wheel
er's position,'and made several charges, in
all of which they were repulsed. The''ene
my's loss was heavy, Killpatrick is reported
Wheeler's officers and men behaved most
. »i». _ ■
Prom Petersburg.
Petersburg, Deo. s.—No change in the
situation here within the last few day.
The enemy have polled down most of the
dwelling houses.between Petersburg, and Ci
ty Point, to build winter quarters for the
Heavy cannonading was kept up on our
left today without any result.
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Enemy Moving.
Petersburg, Dec; --7.—A large force of the
enemy comprising infantry, artillery ani some
cavalry, left our front last nfght and are report
ed, to-day, moving down the Jerusalem Plank
1' '>' "■ MJ. II I 1. . Mill. ■IU _._,! _______
Road, twenty miles from town —supposed te be
a raiding party, but their destination is un
known. Otherwise all quiet.
♦ », »—•
Richmond, Dec. 6th, 1864.
In the Senate a bill was reported from the
Military Committee, to provide for the em
ployment of free negroes and slaves to work
on fortifications and perform other labors con
nected with the defence of the country- ' The
bill makes all free negroes between 18 and
50 liable to the duty proscribed. It Authori
zes the Secretary of war to hire or impress
thirty thousand slaves between 18 and 45
East of the Mississippi river and ten thou
sand West of tbe Mississippi.
A resolution was reported from the same
Committee requesting the State Legislatures
to reduce the number of exemptions, it was
considered and rejected.
The House went into secret session soon
after being called to order on* yesterday.
J. M. Leach submitted a resolution approv
ing of the suspension of the privilege of the
writ of habeas corpus. Ressel) thereupon
moved to. go into secret session, agreed to,
yeas 63*— noes 34.
No Yankee papers received to day.
. —-— *» — .
Northern Hews.
Richmohd, Dec 7th.
The Sew York and Philadelphia papers of
the sth received ; also, evening edition of tbe
Bui ti mure American. '
The H«ra!d says the armies of Thomas and
Hood still confront each other before Nash
ville, but says that no general engagement
has yet taken place since tbe battle at Frank'
lin. There was .kirmishing along the lines
Saturday, but nothing of importance had oc
curred test-rday up to the hour when the last
dispatch was dated. The Union army encir
cles the'eity of Nashville on the South, in
strong defensive works. The rebels are two
miles distnnt tind have thrown up entrench
ments. Their lines are visible from buuse
tops in Nashville.
Jotins-nville ho** been evacuated.
A Nashville telegram of the 4th says rebel
deserter- who came in to-day reported that
Gen. S. D. Lee published an order to his men,
Friday morning complimenting them on their
bravery, deportment, __.. and thanking them
for the tictory lvi.n at Franklin, assuring
them that if true to then-Selves now -in front
of Nashville, tbey would soon be enabled to
take po__e-sion of the vast amount of stores
cot. tamed there.
Hon. James Speed of Ky. is Bates' succes
Gold i a New York on tbe fifth at the first
board wis 238. .
■'■■ . ... ;. . :,-.,. ■ •■ ■ ■
East Tennessee.
From the' Front we learn that Gen. Van
ghnn's sfouts have been within four -miles of
. Knoxvili*. No.enemy is reported this side
of Strawlerry Flails. Union citizens still
consider the Federal evacuation .of East Ten
nessee a< a probable occurrence at au early
'date. I-is very evident the force at Knox
ville will not attempt any offensive movement
in this section pending the operations of Hood
in Middla Tennessee. A portion of Bur
liridge's force is at Bean'n Station, whether
for the pnrpose uf watchitlg mave
ments, or of guarding the road towards Cum
berland Gap. under the expectation that the
Garrison at Knuxville may have to skedaddle
liv.that r»ute, is not known. — Knoxville {Bris
tol) Register, of the 8. L
— _ + . —| —
From the Valley—Afore Cap
tures by Mosl.y.
The Tribune has the following:
[Frosi our Special Correspondent]
Cami* K-JBBEJ.L, Army of Shenandoah, I
Nov. 28, 1864. ]
Mosbv,fin the absence of his superior offi
cer, Early, is driving a brisk business* on his
own hoo_. Today we have hadanother mor
tifying aftiir, in the loss of forty-five nut of
sixty mounted men, who were sent.out toward
the Sbenatidoah, eautof Charlestown, on duty
as scouts, j They were near the Shenandoah
river, at Cjibeltown, about fix miles east of
_ Chariest-, wn, looking for guerrillas. They
found them. Mushy suddenly appeared to
them in force twice or thrice as large as their
o-vn—charged and took their line, and made
prisoners'ef all the party, horses and equip
ments, except fifteen, who escaped and came
in with the news.
The Rebels were probably on the east side
of the river, and, watching their opportunity,
crossed and surprised the party.
A correspondent of the Herald, writing
under date of Martinsburg, the 28tb, publish
es the following:
Parties arriving from the front to-day pro
claim all quiet in that vicinity.
The Government of the United States hav
ing reb. pilt the railroad from Harper's Ferry
to Va., to protect the same from,
molestation from guerrillas and disloyal citi
zeng- along the line of tbe same, the General
commanding is instructed by the Major Gen
eral commanding, in the event that the oper
ations of said railroad are/interfered with
"by guerrillas or disloyal citizens, to arrest
all male secessionists in the towns of Shep
hardstown, Cbarlestown, Smitbfield and Ber
ry ville, and in tbe adjacent counties, sending
them te Fort Mcllenry, Md., there to be con
fined during the war, and also to h.urn _11
grain, destroying all subsistance, and to urive
off all the stock belonging to such individu
al.; turning over.the stock so seized to the
treasury agent for the benefit of the govern
ment of the United States. Upon the con
tingencies arising requiring the executions
herein set forth, the same will be executed
promptly and thoroughly, by order of Brig.
Gen. Stevenson."
_ ♦ ♦ ,
Preaching at Saltvllle,
Sunday next, Deer. 11th, at 11 o'clock A. M.,
and at Capt. Barr's Battery, same .day, at 8 o'
clock P. M. GEO. R. BARR.
Dec. 9th, 1864.
Post Office Salt villi., 1
Washington county, Virginia. J
IN obedience to instructions from , t,.e P. M.
General, I will receive until January Ist,.
1866, proposals for carrying the Confederate
States Mail six times each week, between Salt
ville and Glade Spring Depot, until 30th June,
1867, GEO. W. PALMER, P. M.
Deo. 9, 1864—81 _^
Pried Fruit Wanted.
I WISH to purchase from 10 to 15 Bushels
Dried Fruit. l GEO. R. BARR,
Virginian Office.
Abingdon, Va., Dec. 9, 1864.
081 XXJA-IftiES.
Died, near Petersburg, Va., on tbe 30th of
September, private John H. Fieibs, Co. B, 18th
Begt. N. C, T., son of Obediah Fields of Rock
ngham'county, N. C, and brother of Col. R„
M. Fields of Lebanon, Va., iv the 26th year off
_is age. . ' _,'
In the beginning ef this war* waged for our
independence, this noble young man gallantly
responded to the call of h»s Sunt- for aid to repel
the base Invaders, and was twice rejected in
sonsequence of physical disability. Patrfotism.
burned toe highly in his bosom to be quieted by
these rejections. In August '62, he again ten
dered his services and was received into a com
pany from Bladen county, N. C, and after en
during the hardships of camp life for more than
two years, and surviving many of the -tost ter
rific coniicts _f the war, be fell mortally wound-,
ed in an engagement with the enemy on tbe
30th of September; His 'death i» a painful af*
nictioß to a large circle of friends, and oi deep
regret hi the community where his virtues and
moral worth were highly and justly appreciated.
Fame has lifted high the names of others, and
the world has sounded with their prnises, yet
the earth has net received beneath its surface
tbe body of a son more faithful, devoted, practi
cal, earnest and hopeful than that of John's.—
His example was worthy of all praise and admi
ration. In summer's heat, in winter's ccld, in
days of brightness and of darkness, he was pa
tient, hopeful, uncomplaining, full of faith. He
was a sou whose love and affection were unsur
passed, a patriot whose blood is as precious as
any that has been offered.
Bitter indeed is this affliction to the bereaved
parents, brothers and sisters, he being the fourth
son and brother that has yielded bis life in be
half of bis country. / Tet even they will feel
comfort in the thought that their loved ones
have fallen in the path of duty, and in the sweet
hope that tbey are "not dead, but sleepeth."
Elm. Cottage; N. ft Maggie.
Died, in this county, after only a few days
illness, James Franklin Pembrrton, son of
Mr. B. F. Pemberton, in the 11th year of his
age '
»*«*———<j—g——ll■■— ■■—M_PW_»»«M__|»
Hichmond, June lHht 1862. J
Sir r-ri-Tbe Academy at Abingdon is to be ex
empt from occupancy by the trodps, as quarters*
without the Consent of the Trustees previously
obtained. *
■ Thfs exemption refers to all soldiers of the
Confederate States, and you will see that it is
observed. Very .respectfully,"..
Yonr ob't serv't, •
A. MYERS, Q. M. Gen'l.
A true copy. This order will be obeyed and
respected. J. G. MARTIN, Capt.
- Comdg. Post at Abingdon, Va.
'Dec. 9th. 1864.
_ Richmond, Nov. 11, 1864. /
TO the end that .very facility may be afforded
to the holders of these notes, in effecting
the exchange for new, the Treasurer, Assistant
Treasurers and Pay Depositaries, and the De
positaries whose duty has been hitherto limited
to funding nre hereby authorized to receive the
notes for exchange. Those not supplied with
funds will*register the names of the depositors,
receiving all notes offered for and entitled to ex
change, until the Ist day 'pf January, 1865, in
clusive. The nbtes received and registered must
be forwarded by express ,to the-Treasurer at
Richmond, with a copy of the register, and new
issues for tbe payment of*the depositors will be
immediately forwarded in return.
The Assi3tant : Ti-casurer_Jivnd Depositaries are
hereby instructed to republish this notice.
. Secretary of Treasury.
Abihgi.on.Va., Nor. 28, 1864.
The above notice is published for the infor
mation of the public. lam propared to receive
old issue notes entitled to exchange under the
above instructions. F. B, HURT.
Dec. 9—tf Depositary.
Camp near Springville, Va., 1
Nov. 26th, 1864. /
ALL members of Co. C, 21st Va. Cavalry,
improperly absent, will return immediately
to their command, or measures will be taken to
have them arrested and brought to trial.
Those absent, aick or wounded, will, report
regularly by Surgeon's certificate. Individual
names are not specified, with the hope that this
notice will be sufficient.
Lieut Comdg. Co. C. 21st Va. Cay.
Dec. 9—2w
Illrelng of Slaves
AT my residence, two miles east of Russell
C. H., Va., on the 2d day of January, 1865,
I will hire for One year, fifteen slaves, eight
Men and seven Women, belonging to the estate
of Andy F. Hendricks, deed. •
Terms made known on the day of bireing.
Dec. 9, I_64—4w M. O. HENDRICKS.
i •
More State Salt.
TWENTY pounds of Salt to each inhabitant of
Washington county, Va., will now be deli
vered. Those who have recently been supplied
with only ten pounds eaco, can now get ten
pounds more, by-application to the agents of
their districts. ' ■
The citizens are requested tq call promptly
on the Agents, pay and get orders.
T. G. McCONNELL, Dist. No. 1- 2, 4, 5 & 9
R.~ C. ALLISON, ","6, 7& 8. •
W. R. RHEA, "..'S. •
Orders will .not -be drawn for less than 10
bushels. ! .
Dec. 9,1864—tf • <*
BY order of a Board of Survey, I wHI sell on
Saturday morning next, the 10th inst, at
II o'clock, to the highest bidder,
-OO Head of Cattle,
condemned »s unfit for the public service. The
,gale will take place at the posies let near the
Depot. Terms cash. B. A. WILLIAMS,
Capt. A A. C. 8.
Abingdon, Va., Dec. 9, 1864—1t
: SALT. SALT!! ~~
I HAVE 880 Sacks old and dry Salt on hand,,
which I will exchange for all kinds of pro
duce, such as Wheat, Corn, Dried Fruit, Bees
wax, Tallow, Butter, &_., or. Confederate mo
ney. R- A. CALDWELL.
Abingdon, Dee. 9,
N. B—Also CettonCloth, Yarns, Ac.

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