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New York Dales to July 26tli.
By the arrival of the Steamer Fulton,
Capt. Wotton, on Saturday afternoon,
we had New York dates to the 2Gth.?
We are indebted to Purser Thomas McManus
for protiding us with full tiles of
papers to that date. The following extracts
contain the most important news:
[From the X. Y. Herald, Jnly *24.]
According to our latest accounts trom
Atlanta a portion of the city is occupied
by our forces, but the enemy held the
rest with desperate pertinacity. The loss
ol' the rebels in the tight of Wednesday is
officially reported as terrible. General
Howard says that he buried two hundred
of their dead in front of the Fourth Corps,
white large numbers of the wounded lay
on the field. General Ilooker reports
that he buried four hundred of the enemy
and that four thousand lay wounded at
his feet. The fight must have been n ter
rific one and obstinately contested by the
lie ports were flying around "Washington
yesterday that the rebels had re
crossed the Potomac into 3laryland, below
Edward's ferry. The rumors reached
here and caused a little anxiety, but the
raid turned out to be only a few of the
Union troops returning lrom the pursuit J
of Early's retreating column. A tempo- ;
rary pa'uie existed in Maryland, but lasl |
night the people who had hastily aban- i
doned their homes were returning.
The rebel raiders in Kentucky made I
an attack on the village of Henderson
near the bank of the Ohio river on Tburs- j
day; but the gunboat Brilliant shelled
the woods around 90 effectually that it is ;
not likely that the raiders did much dam-:
age to the village.
A conspiracy is said to have been dis- ;
covered in Missouri, bavins for its object
the formatiou of a Northwestern confederacy.
This discovery had led to the ur- .
rest "of several influential persons sup- j
posed to be implicated. The braggadocio
of the guerrilla chief Thornton, in
some of his remarks at Platte City, ap- j
pears to have considerable increased the
tears as to the existence of some kind of j
u plot in the State of Missouri.
[From the X. Y. Times, July ?5.]
The news fjom Gen. Sherman's army :
this morning, although brief is of the
deepest interest. It appears that up to i
Friday desperate fighting lias been in ;
progres in front of Atlanta, and during
the severe contest of Friday our army j
bad the sad misfortune to lose Gen. Mc- :
Pliorson, one of the most gallant, accom-1
plished and successful of the L*nion comnifltoP
Poet #\r Wftit In (in
iaaifuvrt^ vuiai vi i* vpv* *u ????
official dispatch, which has not been pub- !
iished, Gen. Sherman gives the particulars
of his brave lieutenant's death, ilis
remains were tn be sent home in charge
of members of his staff. At the date ol >
the latest reports from Sherman it would
appear that the fightiug was sti',1 going .
on. and that Gcu. Sherman had brought
his siege guns to l>vur upon the city, a
portion of which was on lire.
The news of Smith's expedition in pursuit
of Forrest, is altogether satisfactory.
In five separate ^engagements the rebel
general was beaten, and the loss inflicted
jn him aim>uuts to four thousand in killed,
wounded and prisoners.
The news from Gen. Grant's army pre
>ents no new lentures whatever, except
the changes mude in some of the commands.
Gen. Birney gets the Tenth
Washington*, July 2.">, 1864.?Dispatches
to the government represent that
a great battle was fought in Atlanta on
Friday, re raiting in a horrible slaughter
aud a*complete repulse of the enemy at
every point.
The reb-ls. holding the largest part of
the city, assaulted our works on that day
with great furv, evidently expecting to
drive our forces out of the city.
The Fifteenth Corps, commanded by
General Frank Blair, seejned to be.the
special object of rebel wrath, as they
massed against it in overwhelming force.
Tito PilVoonth r/?p?irorl tlio
lantly, and held its own untii General
Dodge, with the Sixteenth Corps, came
up, when the rebels were hurled back
with great slaughter.
General Logan, at the head of the Seventeenth
Corps, went into battle with the
rallying cry of "Remember McPherson.'.'
[Note.?The Seventeenth Corps was
formerly under the peisonal command of
General McPherson.?En. Herald.]
This Corps, as well as Blair's Fifteenth
Corps, both constituting the army under
Major General McPherson, fought desperately,
the news of the death ot their
brave commander naving oeen communicated
to them just before going into battle.
General Mcpherson was shot while reconnoitering.
He became separated
from his stalf for a moment, and a rel>el
sharpshooter shot him from an ambush.
The terrible struggle ended by repula-,
ing the enemy at every point of the line.
It was arranged that on Saturday the
dead of both armies should be buried and
the wonuded removed, under flag of
Our troops buried one thousand rebels
left on the field within our lines, besides
which the rebels buried many of their
own dead themselves near their works.
Upon this basis it is estimated that the
rebel killed and wounded on Friday will
exceed si\ thousand, the proportion of
killed to wounded in battle being about
uno tn Qdv.in
Or.r los^ will reach about 2,500 iujulled
and wounded. The Fifteenth Corps sulferi'd
severely, the enemy's troops having
been massed against it. It was this act
of the enemy, in part, that cost him such
heavy loss. ?
While the work of burying the dead
and removing the wounded was going
on oil Saturday, Sherman's heavy artillery
was playing upon the city. * At the
same time large tires were observed in
different parts of Atlanta, supposed to be
caused by the destruction of supply depots
and other rebel property, which the
rebels could not carry off and did not
wish to tall into our hands. This is considered
as evidence of their intending to
evacuate the place.
Several rebel generals arc reported to
be killed; but their names are not yet j
[Xote.?In the above dispatch there !
appears to be some contusion with the :
numbers of the Corps and their commanders.
Ti.e Fifteenth Corps is understood
to he, as it 1ms for sometime been, under
Geuernl John A. Logan, and the Seven- j
teent'u under General Frank Blair.?En. j
iFivm thaV V. Herald. July CC.]
Ofiloial news irora Atlanta yesterday
evening r ports that there have' 110 reverses
to oui arms and that General Slier- j
man holds Lis position, and is vigorously
a?Jjrancin :. General Boussean lias iullilled
his mission successfully, with h
trilling F.vs. With respect to the battle
of Friday, government has received report-:.
ir>m which we gather that our
tjtu Ifjj
loss is less than two thousand, while the
enemy lost fully seven thousand. There
is still no official information in the hands
of the government that our forces have
entered Atlanta. All the fighting seems
to have been done about the outside defences
in the suburbs. In the light of
Friday the Seventeenth Corps, commanded
by General Logan, went into battle
with the eryof "Remember McPherson!"
Gen. McPherson was shot by a rebel
sharpshooter while reeonnoitering the
poaTIoh oi the enemy ajjart. from his staff.
The f.ght was undoubtedly bloodv and
terrible, as the number iost on each side
proves. The body of Gen. McPherson
?rived at Nashville yesterday, and, alter
ing received with military honors, was
forwarded to Louisville.
With the exception of a trifling skirmish
now and then in front of the filth and
Ninth army corps there has been nothing
done by the Array of the Potoraae before
Petersburg. A "rumor reached Point of
Po^s. urn!Is communicated by our correspondent,at
that place, that General
Lee was slightly Wtwnded in the scalp
while making an observation of our iines
on the 8th instant, hut-it does not appear
to have prevented him from retaining
command of the army in person and diiwtinor
oil ita mnvpinpnk
By the Belgium we have European
news to the 15th. Captain Seinmes was
rusticating iu Ireland incognito. It is
confirmed that the King of Denmark has
proposed an armistice, with a view to I
peace negotiations, to the Germans. It
was generally believed that peace would
soon be concluded. In the meantime
the Prussian troops were advancing in
Jutland, It is alleged that the King of
I Denmark offered to surrender his fleet to
the Germans provided his crown was pro,
tected by the German Confederation.?
The new Danish Ministry had sent a noncommittal
message to the Parliament,,
saving, in fact, that they had not yet de
\ ^ 2s __ 3 it * n __ i? mi
ciaea on any nxea line 01 policy. inc
Independence Belye says that the King of
Denmark has "obtained and invoked"
the intervention of the Emperor Napoleon.
Messrs. C. C. Ciay jr.. of Alabama, and
P. Ilolbombe, of Virginia, with Geo. X.
Sanders appended in some capacity, have
heen informally in communication with
Horace Greeley, in the President's confidence,
at Niagara, on the subject of
peace negotiations. Colorado Jewett
acted as intermediary. The project
slumped through on account of the unauthorized
character of the rebel negotia- j
tors, cud because the President scut them.*'
through Mr. Greeley, the following:
Executive Mansion", "Washington, July,
1804.?To Whom it mat Concern:? :
Any proposition which embraces the res- ;
toration of peace, the integrity ot the
whole Union, and the abandonment of
slavery, and which comes bv and with
am n?iftliofcfon tiin nrmtpH I
now at war against the Un.ted States, !
will be received and considered by the
Executive Government of the Luited i
State?, and will be met by liberal terras,
on substantial and collateral points, and !
the bearer or bearers thereof shall have 1
safe conduct both ways.
(Signed) Abraham Lincoln. ,
We make the following extract from
their final letter to Mr. Greeley:
! "We feel confident tiiat you must share
i our protouud regret that the spirit which '
| dictated the first step toward peace had
i not continued to animate the counsels of
i your President. Had the representatives
: ol'the two governments meT to consider
I this question, the most momentous ever
submitted to human statesmanship, in a
temper of becoming moderation and equi.
it. followed as their deliberations would
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1864. {Flv?C?nts.
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have been by the prayers and benedictions
of every patriot and Christian in
the habitable globe, who is there so bold
as to pronounce that the frightful waste
of individual happiness and" public prosperity
which is daily saddening the universal
heart, might not have terminated :
or if the desolation and carnage of war
must still be endured through weary yeais
of blood and suffering, thai there might
not at least have been infused into its con- .
duct something more of the spirit which
softens and nartiollv redeems its brutali
ties ? Instead of the sate conduct whi^o
we solicited, and which your first letter
gave us every reason to suppose would
be extended for the purpose of initiating
a negotiation in which neither Government
would compromise its rights or its
dignity, a document has been presented
which provokes as much indignation as
surprise. It bears no feature of resemblance
to that which was originally oifered,
and is unlike any paper which evi r
before emanated from the constitution: 1
Executive of a free people. Addressed
"to whom it may concern," it precludes
negotiation, and prescribes in advance
the teans and conditions of peace.' j t
returns to the original policy of "Nobaiganing.
no negotiations, no truces with
rcl>cl9 except to bury their dead, until
every man shall have laid down his arms,
submitted to the Government, and sued
for mercy."' What inav be the explain tion
of this sudden and entire change in
the views of the President, of this race
withdrawal of a courteous overture k r
negotiation at the moment it was likely
to he accepted, of this emphatic recall cf
words ot peace just uttered, and fresh
blasts of war to the hitter end, we leave
for the speculation of those who have the
means or inclination to penetrate the
mysteries of his Cabinet, or fathom the
caprice of his imperial will. It is enough
for us to say that we have no use what
evenor rne paper wuicn nas ueen placed
in onr hands. We could not transmit it
to the President of the Confederate StaU s
without offering him an indignity, dhlionoring
ourselves and incurring t he well
merited scorn of our countrymen.
"Whilst an ardent desire for peace pn vaclcs
the people of the Confederate
States, we rejoice to believe that there
are few, if auy among them, who would
purchase it at the expense of liberty, honor
and self-respect. If it can be secured
only by their submission to terra3 of conquest,
the generation is vet unborn which
will witness its restitution. If there lx*
any military autocrat in the North wt o
is "entitled to proffer the conditions of
this manifesto, there is noim in the South
authorized to entertain them. Those
who control our armies are the? servants
of the i>eople. not their masters, and they
have no more inclination, than they hat e
right, to subvert the social institutions ol
the sovereign States, to overthrow their
established Constitution, and to barter
away their precious heritage of pelf-government."
An Amusing Incident.?Charles Galc*.^
a minor son of William K. Gates, of L<;e.
Mass., wished to enlist, three years ago.
but his aged parents objected to it. One
morning he was sent to drive the cows
to pasture, on his wav to work, taking
bis'dinncr with him. " But at night I e
did not coma back, because he had rsr.
.away and enlisted in the lOt'n Regiment.
He remained throughout the three years
without a furlough, ar.d returned vriih
the regiment, unharmed by rebel bullets.
He arrived in the old pasture at hone
one night last week, just at "'cow-time,
and leisure) v drove up the same old cows,
as if he ha in't been away for three vcr.is
His "reception' was a joyful one. none
tlie less so as his coming wa- n < omnlet"
Wk now hold upwards of sixty-two
thousand rebel prisoners Four Thousand
of t!jpv.> r>r?"? of;i<-. tv

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