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If is stated that a large body of Confederate troops, supposed to be from Gen. Lee's army, passed through Cuipeper conrt-hou.se on Men day. and proceeded in the direction of Gor rion:-vi!!e. No excitement exists in the Federal :<rmy concerning these reported movements. A dispatch from Somerset, Ky., indicates considerable military activity in that quarter. < ic* the .Hist ultM a cavalry reconnoissanoe was .i:iu le to within four miles of Monticello. There Has a sharp skirmish all the way, and sixteen Confederates were captured. "At the same time, another detachment of Federal troops crossed the (.'urnBorland at Mil! Spring, and succeeded in capturing seventeen prisoners. A dispatch from Cincinnati, June 2, says: 1 Col. Cornyn defeated Gen. Roddy at Flor ence, Ala., on the 27 th ult, capturing 100 men, 8 officers. 400 mules, and '100 negroes. March ing northward, Cornyn destroyed foundries, mills, and everything in hh route useful to the enemy/'' The N. 0. Era Extra, of the 24th, contains thn following paragraph : "We learn, on good authority, that the military authorities of Mo bile have called upon the people to rally en ma^se, armed, for the defence cf that city." A dispatch from Memphis, Term., says that there is no evidence that Cleburne's division oi Bragg s army had been sent to V ieksburg.? Only two infantry divisions and a cavalry corps nre known to have gone to reinforce Johnston. By way of Fortress Monroe, we have South ern advices to the 30th ult. The news from \ ieksburg merely states that Femberton brave ly held out. The marching of Banks on Port Hudson is noticed, as also are the movements of other bodies ot Federal troops in the differ ent departments. Oupt*. Boyd and Bailey, of the Lincoln cavalry, started from Berryvilio a few days ago with two companies?crossed the Shenandoah %i Bern's Ford, skirted Blue Ridgre mountain to Snickers' Gap, and then cros ei the coun try between the G ap and Fairfax Court House, wheie they arrived Sunday. It had been re ported that & considerable force of Confederate cavalry was hovering about the Blue Ridge, but no signs of them were discovered, Reeon .no-ssances made to Warrenton and beyond, de velop % Confederate movement in that direc tion, The medical officers' are refused leaves of absence, on the ground that the times are I too critical to-permit the absence of surgeons j from that vicinity. A committee of sixty-five from the General Assembly of the. Presbyterian Church?headed by Rev, John 0. Smith?waited upon the U * President yesterday, and presented him with the resolution? of that body. Dr. A, T. Augusta, the colored surgeon ap pointed some weeks since, has been assigned to duty at the contraband camp Col. James T Close has resigned his office as Colonel 16th Regiment-of Virginia Volunteer Infantry?in order that be may accept the commission of TJ. S. Marshal of V irgioia. By a general order from Gen. Heintzleman, u* O * 127 soldiers of the Department of Washington, charged with desertion, have been pardoned. They will, however, be subjected to forfeiture of nay and allowances during absence. # These soldiers surrendered themselves previous to the President's proclamation of March 10, "i A ,'t ^t3u, General Fremont has been elected President of the Pacific Railroad, eastern division. This i- ?.he line? projected to run from the Missouri river to the one-hundretli parallel. \V e have some additional details of the cap ture of Puebla by the French, which appear io confirm the announcement, A French transport, however, arrived at New York yes terday direct from Vera Qrm, x he captain of * * t V ~ y?l?;r ? r. >o. w ?u- poru FROM VICKSBURG. Washington. June 2. 1 P. M.?Official ad vices have been received from Vicksburg to the 29th. Friday last. They indicate no change in the position of affairs, but the prospects of the capture of the place were still said'to be encouraging. Chicago. June 2.?A special cli?patch from Memohis, dated yesterdav. furnishes the fob J. . V l' 't ? 1 1 lowing:?The steamer Luminary arrived here on Saturday nisrbt, with news from Vicksburg tJ o ? m m *?' to the 28th, (Thurday.) The gunboat Cin cinnati was sunk by the Confederate batteries at Vicksburg on the 26tn, with a reported loss of over 20 killed and wounded. Several of the Federals were captured by the Confeder ates and paroled on account of the scarcity of r? ?? *" fooa. Headquarters in the Field, near Vicks burg, May 23.?But little has been effected in the last thirty-sis hours. Over one hundred ? pieces of field artillery and several siege guns j rained shot and shell on the Confederate works j yesterday. The mortar fleet also took posi- \ tion behind De Soto Point and bombarded the I city the entire day. ; On the right General Sherman has pushed j Gen. Steele's division squarely to the foot of j the parapets. The Federals lay in a ditch and j on the slope of the naraoet inside one of the | principal forts, unable to take it by storm, but ? determined not to retire. The Federal and ? Confederate soldiers are not twenty-five feet I apart, both powerless to inflict much -harm.? j .Each watch the other, and dozens of muskets j are fired as soon as a soldier exposes himself j above the works on either side, Nearly the same condition; of things exists I in General McPherson's front. His sharp- j shooters prevent the working of the Confeder- \ ate pieces in one or two forts. A iharge was j made yesterdav morning on one of them by f General Stephenson's brigade, and repulsed, j Two companies of one brigade got inside.? | A few got out again but most of them were j captured. The forts are all filled with infantry. The ' artillery has demolished a tew guns, and dama ged the works in some places, but they are still strong. Headq'rs. Army of the Potomac. \ June 1, 1863; j A Sag of truce was sent across the Rappa- j bannock yesterday. The Confederate officers I stated that General Grant had been repulsed ! at Vicksburg, but refused to allow any Rich- j mond papers to be seen or brought across the I river. i nnHUUHW^?1 ? It is said that Secretary Stanton 5s pushing forward the organization of colored regiments. Commissioner Lewis has decided that each one of the coventing male members of a Sha ker community i? entitled to the exemption of $600 from the income lax levied upon the community. The Commissioner regards the covenanting male members as standing in the same relation to the community as the heads of families to their wives and children, and as falling within the spirit of the provision ex empting $600 of income for the support of the family. In explaining how New York has been credited with her full quota of soldiers for the war, the Brooklyn Eagle says that the tgrm of enlistment was taken into the calculation?one regiment of three years' men being counted as equal to four regiments of nine month's men. The cargo of cotton cantured on the schr, Q o Harvest, by the U, S. gunboat Juniata, off . Charleston, was sold yesterday by Bonier & i Co., auctioneers in Washington. Sea Island ] brought 82* cents per pound; and upland, in j lots of five bales, sold for prices ranging from j 46f to 48 cents per pound. The cotton was classified as good ssscHUBg. SOUTHERN NEWS The PJchmond Whig U ir.Mi-1) , that Gov. William o t Virginia, mi that if he i, w""fv?jflincr noy certainly is. It announces W,r" 0 lr Tims, S. Bocock. It. E. Co?r Wickham, a, ,Mmbe? ? eaerare Congress. " The Richmond Whig has ar? article ac,;?. f the Southern administrate, and thinkftt va ^n,'e vigorous- prosecution of rh - demanded. "8l '* A fire at Wilmington, North Carolina, on tne 2,tn ultimo, destroyed a large warehon^ tilled with spirits turpentine and 1.50ft bales -- cotton. The latter chiefly belonged 'to"the uovernmonfc. '.! he loss is believed to beheavV the powder mii) located about foinie-'ti miles from Charlotte, If. O,. on the Cahawh river, was blown up on Saturday last, md five of the operatives killed, The Court ot Inquiry to investigate ni.attor in relation to the fail of New Orleans, reoemU in session in Jackson. Miss., has met at Charles ton according to adjournment, The object of the adjournment to Charleston was for the pur pose of having^ the evidence of officers in the Department, who, under present circumstances, could not leave their post. After examination of officers here the Cturt will adjourn to Rich mond to further prosecute the investigation, The Richmond Dispatch of the 30th ul; says:?One hundred and twelve prisoners were leceived at the Libbv prison yesterday, from Knoxviile, Tennessee, and Jackson. Mis sissippi. The telegraphic news of yesterday announc ed that Banks has crossed his array at Bayou Sara. This is about ten miles be'ow Port Hudson. His object is to get behind the post and carry it by a land attack. This movement is designed to finish the work started by Grant, and 'clear the Mississippi. A few days will tell the story. The next news will probably be of an assault on Port Hudson. On Wednesday last the steamer Eagle left Nassau for a Confederate port. During the night she was fired into and captured by s Federal cruiser. The second shot killed thr^-e of the crew of the Eagle. The ofbeersjrf tne Eagle mistook the gunboat tor tne Bnts?u steamer Flora, and under that impression a!* lowed the cruiser to get near her. This re port reached Charleston ^on i'lonoa} oy tee steamer Britannia, from Nassau. ? Three Federal gunboats visited Murireesbo; ro' on Sunday and took 20;00u jbs. bacon ana all the apple brandy they could ima m rf-6 place. They receipted for tne nranay, bat tie elined to give any voucher for the oaci,;n, The Richmond Enquirer says that the ^on federate loss at the late battles near icksburg, was?killed, 1000 ; wounded, - > prisoners, 1.600. Total, 7,500. It sa>? ?? Federal loss in the same battles was !ron? IJ to 15,000 killed and wounded, and o.,?0U p<u oners. .? ,,rh? fiunboat Alert, whilst J.ving a? the Nor ?X?l' i1mV"V ^ ar<^! cau?^ nre on Sunday even *%? J kt< flames soon reached her mneuinf' ??n exploded a shell, which went through her >ottow and she sunk immediate!v. No one injured. - +ii flusident occurred yesterday trtorniijg to Oi,e ui the hrJJoons belonging to the Army o< J*- v. oteniae. It had ascended about 400 feel wuen it was struck by a flaw of wind, causing an immense rent. The ceronauc fell to the s ouna w/.tii considerable violence, hut sustain ea no serious injury, . - lllr^oved in Washington that Gen. Dn vhi [fun tor has been relieved of the commune c*} the department of the South, and Gen. hiaore takes his place. No reasons are giv ?n, it is known, however, that there has keen ft want of harmony between South and .Norm Carolina a* represented hv Gens, Hunter z&i Fo^r. "