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ADVERTISING. AUVf ItTlKKMK.VrS hf inserted at JHM.LAK per square of tea Ihret 'or tw) for Mek insertion. larrit solicit and otritrir n ill 1 e cbsrgdai advertisement?. 4 JOB WORK. JOB WORff of 'V.TT dcfcnptiua will be- ecwtd at thla OCSee whh di.pitch, mm) a nratlv cd bn loe aay where la the Southern Con ederaev. A. 31. (rtKMAX & (0., Proprietors. llVJ TERMS : 1 AlfA" EDITION, for months . " 3 " ... " 1 " TRT-WEEKLY, for G month it 1 $15 0 3 10 5 WUKKLV EDITION, for C months 5 No smoseriptions will be received on any other terms than the above, Eor for a longer or shorter period. VOL. 1. RALEIGH, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 1864. NO. 19. THE (CONFEDERATE. mm if Treason. Kvcr since we assumed the editorial depart ment of this paper, we have endeavored to how from the various sources of evidence which we could collect, that Mr. Holden was disloyal to the Southern Confederacy that he had meditated a treasonable attack upon it that he hod actually counselled its overthrow, Mid that iu fact and truth, lie occupied to our country now, the same attitude and position tint the Tories did in the- Involution of 1770, except that he is not found with arms in his hand.. For some time past wo have been in p ssesion of thj proof furnished to the Con servative in its isuc of the 2tfth ; that is, we 'nave kuowo that Mr. Hampton bad he'd the c ivcrsition ho state, with Mr. JI 1 ien ; for we have a letter from a gentleman in the coun ty of Wilkes, who communicated to us that Mr. Hampton had informed him of these facts, immediately on his return home from the leg-ii-lature. It is now proved by tho solemn certificates of two gentlemen, b th memb rs ot the legis lature, that Mr. Holden in November last, stated to them, that "the Legislature should rail a Convention of the State immediately, and take the State out of the Confederacy (and, says he,) mark my prediction, iu less than six months you will see that I am right." This is the certificate of Mr. Hampton. That of Mr. Horton of Watauga, is thus: "This Legislature ought to call a Convention and take the State out of the concern. Mark my prediction, you will see before six months fiom this time thai I am right." Both of these gentlemen were struck, as any loyai mau might be, with this disreputa ble and base proposition ; and both of them repeated it to Mr. Gentry, of Asho, on the same day. And we have a letter from Dr. Hackett, of Wilkes, stating that Mr. Hampton communicated it to him immediately after I, is return home. There is then, no room for the assertion by Mr. Holden, that there may be " some unaccountable misunderstanding or perversion of our (his) views." The state ment must be true, or "unqualifiedly and wilfully false." Mr. Ilmden feels the force of the accusation by Gov. Vance. If proved, it not only cou tlemns him of a base and unmanly departure from his representative pledge, made on the 20th of May, 1S01 ; it uot only condemns him of falsifying his rp?atcM cJit trial assu rances of devotion and hy.!ty ; it not only uts an'end tn his character for truth, by all the l ules of law and common sense ; but it pla ces him before the people of this State, before our soldiers from North Ciroliua, before the peqlo of the Confederacy, and before the. world, as the counsellor of treason ; as Jlv. meditator of the overthrow of our Government; as one who would sacrifice North Carolina, her h ou or, her integrity, aud her safety ; who wvuli shamefully withdraw her from her southern sisters, aud Sut Aer "P for herself : either to treat with the enemy, and to accept humiliating and destructive terms from him, or to draw upj ttcr two wars, instead of one Thus impr"S!Xl with tho force of the aseusi-tk-n, M Holden twice denies it tho second tine, we repeat our denial of this charge iu ie most emphatic terms." Aud the matter thus stands before the peo ple. The charge is ma.lo. Two respectable witnesses attest the truth of It. There are other witnesses in the State, who can prove the s.ima thing. There is at least one iu Chat Lam ; there arc more. We kuow some of them. It is tho duty of all loyal men now to corn out and favor the cause of truth and the country, by tolling what they kuow. We so ill hereafter take up this proof as it stands now. We shall procreJ to show what Mr. Ibdctcn's purpose was, and the evidence; and we shall thrc expose to the people of the State, what the horrid effects would have been, if this pernicious scheme had been successful. In the mean time, Mr. Holden ought not to be permitted to make this a question of a jvlitical campaign. Iu our opinion, it is a question for a judgo and jury, firt ; and for the people afterwards. The cloud is rolliug up ; and this is the first clap of thunder. Mosby at Work. The gallant Mosby is said to be again at work, this time in destroy ing the Orange railroad from the Rappahan nock northwards. He is reported to have burned the bridges between that stream and Manassas, big and little. He is also tearing up the track as he goes and is doing his work effectually. Many stragglers from the Yan kee army are being picked up, the whole country being filled with them. Latest froh the United States. The Richmond Enquirer of Monday last, says it was reported in that city, that Northern pa pers of the 23th had been received, bringing intelligence of the arrival iu Washington of an agent from France, destined for the Con federate States, but that the Lincoln authori ties bad peremptorily refused to grant him permission to proceed on his journey. The Petersburg Repress says that three hundred and sixty-two Yankees were sent off cn the 27th by the train for Weldon. A few hundred Yaukee prisoners remain iu the hospitals. From the Enemy's lines Grant's Unpre cedented Losses. The Petersburg Express has late and relia ble information frQm the enemy's lines. It is of the most encouraging character. Outside of Grant' official circle, and safely removed from the tyranny of Lincoln and Seward, the Northern people do not hesitate, to admit terri ble losses in Grant's army. Noue estimate it at less than 7o 000, and many say that it will reach 90,000. This is from all causes killed, wounded, prisoners, stragglers and deserters. The desertion &ud straggling is without precedent. A letter was received if? lb? city j I S-ifurl.iv, from a member of Mosby a com mand, well and favorably known in Peters burg. This writer states that he and his com rades, with their daring chief, have been in the rear of Grant since he moved from Cnl peper Courthouse. He states that from the Rapidan and the Rappahannock to the Poto mac, the country literally swarms with strag glers. These men do not hesitate to say, that they are from the Army of the Potomac, and under no circumstances will they be carried back alive. Each man is armed, and says he will iell his life as dearly as possible, before he will be taken. Gold went up in New York on the 24th, to 186, being an advance of 4 per cent, over pre vious day's rates. This does not look as though the observant New Yorkers were of the opinion that Grant had accomplished anything whatever in a military way, but to I sacrifice one of the best armies on the planet. The northern people say that Grant has lost four times as many men, ai any general who ever commanded the Army of the Poto mac. It has been ascertained by actual count, that he lost more men on the 12th, in the ter rible contest of Spotsylvania Courthouse, than. Napoleon Bonaparte lost on the memorable field of Waterloo. The people say, that the worst feature of the present nielanchoty con dition of affairs is, that the places of the re cently slain and maimed, cannot be supplied. Every garrison and outpost has been swept clean to replenish Grant's decimated ranks ; and it is asserted as an absolute fact, that there were nut men enough at Fortress Mon roe last Friday to garrison the plaec. It is also represented that Grant's present army is greatly demoralized. The three years' men are very much discontented, at the bad faUh in wntcu Tho Lincoln Government h is acted towards them, and the new-comers, or Vetera reinforce meats, as Stanton telegraphs to Dix, cannot be made to face dm. Lee's gallant gre backs. Four times during the past ciip'it days did Grant attempt to bring on at.other such fight as lie engaged iu at Spot sylvania Courthouse, but each time, the men refused to be led to the slaughter. They are like Burnside's, whipped at Fredericksburg. Once is all sufficient. Altogether the entire iufortnati n from the enemy's country is of the most cheering kind. We verily believe, that light is breaking, and that peace is not far distant. God be praised. The Nullification Bill. The following Act was passed by the Legis lature just closed. It was introduced by Mr. Nat. Boydeti, Senator from R twan, and passed the Senate by a vote of 26 to 19, and 54 to 11 in the House many of the members opposed to it refusing to be pretent.or to vote on a measure calculated to bring about a conflict between the Confederate aud State Govern ments : AN ACT more effect a illy to secure the benefits of the tcrit of habeas corpus and t prevent the transportation of citizens in civil life beyond the limits i f the State. Sec. 1. Be it enacitd by the General Assem bly of North Cirvlina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority oj the same, Tnat any person as to whom a writ of habeas corpus has been, issued and served, who wilfully fails or refusss under any pretence whatever, to obey tho mandate thereof, or the orders of the judge or court thereon, before whom the same is heard, or who knowingly or intentionally prevents the service of the same by force, or by keeping out of the way, r who shll wilfully fail or refuse to permit any person upon application by counsel, in bis custody, to consult with and havo the assiFtjmco of counsel, for the purpose of sucihg out, or prosecuting- said writ, or who shall send away or conceal any person who is in his custody or under his con trol, witii intent to prevent said writ from being sued out or executed, or the petitioner from being discharged, when the judge or court . so orders, shall be guilty of a high misdemeanor, and, on conviction in the Supe rior Court, shall be fined not less than one thousand dollars and imprisoned not less than one year. Sec. 2. Bz it further enacted. That if any person thall, under any pretence whatever, transport beyond the limits of this State, by force or violence, any person in civil life, such person, so offending, shall be guilty of a high misdemeanor, and, on conviction shall be fined not less tha'u two thousand dollars and imprisoned not less than one year. Stc. 3. Be it further enacted Thatjf any person in civil life shall be transported beyond the limits of this State, contrary to the pre visions of the second section of this act, the Governor of the State shall forthwith demand him of the authorities of the Confederate States where such person may be imprisoned. Road three times and ratified in General Assembly, the 28th day of May, 1864. R. S. DONNELL, S. n. C. GILES MEBANE, S. S. We learn that Gen. Whiting has been ordered to report to Gen. Lee, and will assume an active field command. s THE WAR. j The Richmond Sentinel say?, not withstand- j ing the proence of tw. vast armies hv our im- ; mediate vicinity, the scene of nnst immediate j a tew .t pur people were start ed r ruly interest this morning-is in Northern Georgia,;! rooming, upon receiving the Uichmoud En Johnston has had anothef of those suceemful quirer of. that date, to read in its columns, thht collisakms with Sherman which promise to Gn. Bragg bad ordered the evacruuu i of destroy the latter before he reaches a grand atljeterfhurg. , Those wh knew Gen. Brag as tic On Friday rdght, Cleburne a ppears to ca patriot and ldier, whi. h he certainly is. of have perpetrated a massacre upon Howard's Msunrse did not for a moment believe that any division; inflicting a loss of five to seven thousand, with a loss on our partof oalg a few hundreds. A general engagement was tx looted to take place the next day ; but so long as the pieliminary operations result as in the delightful affair of Friday night, and of Resaca, we care not How protracted tbe pre lude to the grand tragedy. The victory, is tenfold jojous which spares our own men. J ohnston may retire, bp much as he pleases, if he will deliver every where alons his line ' of march such blows as these. He will soon have no pursuers. Gen. Lee and Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant are at present manceuvering. Ulysses but re cently declared, in one of the sententious ut terances which are accepted by his people as oracular, that he would fight out the. campaign on the line from Spotsylvania Courthouse to Richmond, if it took him all summer. He ac cordingly adhered to that line of march as long as Lee gave him liberty, until he had crossed the North Anna, and came to a con frontation with Lee near Hanover Junction. Every one who had any faith iu Grant's pluck expected,' of course that he would renew his attack ; for, to be sure, that was his road to Richmond, and Lee was in it. But he lay in Lee's front fn.-m Tuesday morning to Friday night, with nothing more than skirmishing. Unable to bring his men up to an attack, or himself afraid to risk it, he then r crossed the North Anna, abandoning tho field to Lee. This can be held only as a complete backout on the part of Grant It is a confession that he was afraid to fight h'"s adversary, is idle for him to expect to avoid his difficulty by choosing another lino of advance. This trouble is independent of all roads. It is found iu Lee's army. Of that army he has shown himself afraid. It will be the same army on the PeniMsula, or the South Side, that it was on the North Anna, lie cannot escape the stern encounter by shifting his battle grouud. Ho may piny iuj;iiic, as he now does; he may steal away to the P. niusula, or hido in the swamps of the lon er Chickahominy.or the South Side; but ho caunot take Richmond without lighting Lee, and of , that he shows himself afraid. There are three lines of advance against Richmond, all of which bav their supporters. There is the Peninsula route which has been immortalized by McClellaa, the Southside ap proach which Ins been the scene of Butler's generalship, and the Fredericksburg or North ern route, which was tbe favorite of Lincoln, Burusidc, Hooker and Meade, and was adopted by Grant. Grant made a lager advance than his prede cessors by tbe same route, and recently bound himself to it by a special pledge. His aban donment of it now is a confession of terrible defeat. After spending sixty or seventy thous and men in the experiment of advancing by 'the North side, he has humiliated himself so far as to runaway in the night to look for the despised McClellan's tracks on the Peninsula. Tho news will fall like a cold bath on the hopes of his people. And well it may. For how can ! he hope with a whipped and blasted army, to j accomph-h from the Peninsula what McClellan failed to do with his vast, well appointed, and well disciplined array, urged on by confident j expectations ? God has not given us over to be cursed by Grant, and if he runs about like Balaam to find gome point from which his desire may be gratified, like Balaam, he will be ever disappointed. There are tfio?e who consider Grant's ad vance from Spotsylvania to the North Anna as evidence of progresg, and of improvement in his condition. It is sufficient to say that Grant judges differently. From Spotsylvania he had hopes of taking Richmond ; from the North Anna none. At the latest accounts, Grant had crossed the Pamunkey at Hanovertown. distant, we be lieve, about eighteen or twenty miles from Richmond. The Weekly Confederate is printed every Tues day and pat in the Post Offiee here that evening. It goes off, or ought to go off by the first mails thereafter. We understand it does not get to Richmond county until a week after its date. It goes to Faretteville on Wednesday, and if the mail for Richmond county does not leave on Wednesday before the Raleigh mall arrives, our subscribers in that county ought to receive the paper tbe day aftar its date, instead of a week thereafter. This is in explanation of complaints to us on the subject. It is said some six thousand prisoners, ta ken in the recent fights in Virginia, have pass ed through Danville for the prisons South. The Emperor Maximilian was at Havana ou the 14th inst., en route for Mexico, and has probably reached Vera Cruz before this. Mr. Preston, Minister of tbe Confederate Stales to Mexico, was also there at that date, awaiting he departuae of the Emperor. Genera! Bragg and tbe Evacuation oft Petersburg. j The Petersburg Express of Mond ir. says j ' u.oh order ever emanated from him; but ihere were others, wbn without reflection. Ml into the current of public clamor, which bad been so unceasingly agitated, and declared that it was nothing more than they had expected from Gen.' Bragg- and only confirmed what tbey had heard several days previ is. We did not believe it, because we knew Gen. Bragg to possess more than ordinary military ability, and such an order, the merest tyro in military affairs must have perceived at a I glance, would not only have greatly imperiled our cause, but also have resulted in the fall of Richmond. Such a fate would have been in evitable, and we take it for granted that no unprejudiced mind can believe Gen. Bragg cabable ot committing such a military blun. J der. But if proof be needed to refute this silly and uujust charge against Gen. Biagg, it is atJiand. We have seen a letter from Gen B., in which he ridicules the thought, and says such a report is not only without the slightest foundation in fact, but must have been started solely for the purpose of slander and detrac tion. We have also before us a letter from Maj. Gen. Robert RansonT, Jr., a gentleman and an officer well known in Petersburg. Gen. R. assumes voluntari y the task of refut ing so unjust and uncalled for achargc against Gen. Bragg, and it will be seen that his letter is dated anterior to the llichmmd Enquirer's publication. He boars cheerful and willing testimony to the utrceasiug efforts of General Bragg to protect Petersburg and keepopr-n the line of communication between Richmond and this city, and forever puts at rest, we hope, this last attempt of Gen. Brigg'a enemies to disparage his merits as a soldier and a pat riot. Tuc following ij a copy of Gen. Ran som's letter : coi'V Hkadquautek's Dkpautmknt Kichrnoud. May 26, 1864. Gen'l Braxton Bragy. Richnvmd: Gexkkal To-day I h ard a report couuij from IVtersburjr, to the effect that yu hud orders I .the evacuation of that place when it was threatened few weeks since by the ene my. I nt once flatly contradicted the report, ai.d state 1 what were the facts that to my knowledge cv ry effort was made by you to hold it, and to keep open cotnmiuication with Ihe city. Ha good's Bnade, which hul Vcn ordered to Pre wry 's 'Bluff, was set.t to Port Walthall Junction, and Johnson's Brigad of my command, was hurried to the same o'ut, to hold the Rtilmad, and cover Petersburg from attack. The most positive orders were given, and bing constantly with you, and conferring abutit the defence of both this city and Petersburg, you can appreciate my surprise at hearing the report above alluded to, when I had heard or iers scut w: ieh 1ml aneyesing'e to the defences , of Petersburg and keeping opeu communication between there aud the Army of Northern Virginia. Whence have emanate! these groundVss ru morE? I am at a loss to know. Certainly, either from the imagination of those wholly ignorant of the facts, or else frmn those, who; from malioo, wish to ir.jiirc men who have faithfully served our country and watched its best interests. If it should become necessary to refute falsehood, y oil cu ue this as you may se fit. Very respect fully, Your obedient servant, (SiguedJ R. Uansom, Jit., Major General. And in further vindication of Gen. Bragg from the malicious assaults of enemies, whse reasons and motives we might particularize to their shame, the Richmond Sentinel has the following thorough refutation of tbe Enqui rer's article. After speaking of a recent at tack made upon Geu. Bragg in Congress, the Sentiwl says : Tho accusations against Gen. Bragg are of two classes those which affect his military conduct prior to his appointment to bit pre sent position, and those which apply to his conduct since. Under both heads he has been most violently assailed. A city cotcmporary, whose arraignment covers the whole of his rrdlitary career, charges him with "all that is gloomy in the past history of the war," and declares that ' his promotion to Richmond aggravated the evils that had 'grown out of his retention in command in the West." It is not part of our purpose to go into the military transactions referred to in the above, and con cerning which those who have had the best ) opportunities ror iniormarion wiaeiy uiaer. Gen. Bragg must stand or fall by the record. But it is fair to contrast with that condemna tion of his appointment here which we have just quoted, the remarks of the same cotempo rary at the time that appointment was made. Did partiality then hold tbe rein, or does pas sion now ? W o quote from the Enquirer of February 25th: ' Gen. Bragg has been assigned to duty in Richmond as consulting and advisory Gener al. We regard the -appointment as one very proper, and believe that it will conduce to the ad vanceroent and promotion of the cause. Gen. Bragg has unquestionable abilities, which eminently fit him for such a responsible posi tion. Tbe country will be pleased to see his experience and information made use of by the President. His patriotism and zeal for the public service are fully recognized and appreciated by his countrvmen. The duties of the Commander-in-ChW, who, under the ConstUutioo, ean be no other than the Presi dent, are anat afdn na, and require mueh u j and asisHUne well as ability a id t-xpri"r:f . : Gen. Bragg ha acquire 1. by Ion j.-.., thai practical ex peri nee tneewv to the ii- , it ion tr which he is Hs!irn d by the G -neral ; OnW published i.,i t-rday' Enquirer. An erroneous iprsi w obtame ax i the j nrilPA nf fhi. inn iinlin nt ,.f O.n ! II . H not and cutnot b. Command r in-Chief, The C institution of the Cmfrdertta State rikntbAPr?a'Jenii th C 'raHi4"7n Chief. Le nor Johnston, it cannot roromftnd rdireet them, except ':by comoinod of the rfid-nt. His appointment has heeti raide wirh the know ledge and approval of Gns. Cooper. Le, John, ston, and Beauregard, all hi superior In rank, who, knowing andnpp-eciating the usfalnM and ability of Jen. Ilia g, concur in hi appoint, nient by tbe President." If the appointment, notwithstanding General Bragg's "gloomy" antecedents, was "very pro per," and conducive to the advancement and promotion of the cattse; if he had "unquestion able abilities, which eminently fit him for such a responsible position ;" if the pleasure of the c antry at the appointment was then guaran tied ; if the office itself was necessary, indeed essential ; if his appointment-was mde with the "knowledge and approval of Gens Cooper, Lee, Johnston and Beauregard," all of whom endorsed and concurred in it surely, all ob jections to General Bragg's antecedent, n? un fitting him fn the position, are nw obsolete. Our inquiries are, therefore, confined to his conduct since he has filled bis present position. And, indeed, if half be true that is allege I by our cotemporary respecting thi. we should john to tbe full in the severity of its censures. It alleges that General Bragg give an "order for the evacuation of Petersburg," and that it was "offered to the enemy." We are informed, on inquiry, and are authorized to affirm, that this allegation is, in form and substanc, a to tal error. Our sister city was consigned to no such fate. It is also alleged that Gencm! Barton was relieved or suspended from duty by General Bragg, General Ransom has volun teered a denial of this. He says it w:i his act, and that General Bragg had n thing whatev-r to.do with it. We are likewise assured th:t the various other imputations and insinuations which have been uttered in various quarters to the disparagement of General Brags's conduct ' of late operations," are equally unfounded, as the records will demonstrate, and as milit readily be proved if the interests of the pu'.lic service would admit of the necessary dis closures. Persons who are de-ir ms to do jus tice, will be the more disposed to accept this assurance from the fact that the allegations now referred to are not made with a whit more of confidence and directness than those which nave above received full, unequivocal and em phatic contradiction. Cavalry Engagement. There wa- a heavy cavalry en gag tn nt I on Sittudav t ..r : v.w JIaws' shop. n th road frm Mc-hauiaiville to 11 vioverr.-ivn. ubout sev it mile- bey n id th, fortuir p!re; and five mile.- tl.is i-iue of the httt-r. The : enemy's c ival-y wt;t in great hlrtiilh, nor were wo uufscJve dclHenl. O.i both id -s ' th troops dis'u ui'ited I. r the fight. ! Tbe enemy's skirmish rs were sui t'v dm . en in, hu d by a o'wge from our Hue his troops wimp dU'odged fr-tn the c- v.r unlet-.; which h y shelrcrel. wfveh was tiken pes- t Srsiou oi ty ur me-n. Tn ret attempts wer ; made by thi enemy t ryjover the position I lo:.', but every assault was repulsed. The fig'it c 'Tiinio ice 1 about nine o'clock in the j morning, arid listed until about half pa?t four, f when Warren' (Fifth) corps of infantry wr x sent by Grant t tin support of his cavalry- ! mux. O ir cavalrymen thereupon fell b tck ; ab mt a mile, and rook position on a envk where they were nut f Mowed. Oar retreat was undhr go k1 cover, and i believed 'o have : been mado with 'tit loss. j The fronts on our side were commanded ; by Gen.' Wade Hampton, who put in the j troop m igo.hccntly. Our soldiers fought with exoutplary coolness and hptrtt, and must have indicted very heavy Ks ou the enemy. As ati illustratiou ot the severity of the c m bat and the character of the fighting, a soldi r who had fired forty cartvi ig. did not fire one without seeing ids man, and-taking coj! aim at him. The ubjvct of t e enemy's cavalry was prob ably to mask tho movements of Grant's in fantry behind them ; but theinanuer in which they were defeated .and driven by pur caval rymen, compelled Grant to show his other force. We a're indebted for the loregoiog par'-icu-lars to several participants io tho fight. The battle was a heavy one, and the loss ( considerable on both side. latkr--position of grant's armt. An official dispacth, received last evtniug. is totheeffrcr that the enemy are in front of Atlee's. The position of tho confronting armies renders it probable that a general engagement Will take place very soon. Near Hawes' shop, about fife miles from Richmond, on the Central railroad Fit Lee's cavalry drove the enemy's cavalry back upon their infantry, reported by prisoners to be th 6th and 6th corps when our cavalry retired, without being followed. It was understood that this movement Was simply a reconnaissance to discover the position of the enemy's iotentry. Between one and two hundred prifosera, csost of whom were captured in the abows Jm, ar rived in Richmond yesterday .-Sentinel For the Ceservatl?e. Sometimes individual acts of fsstry occur on the battle-field, which ought oct to be allowe to sink into oblivion. TbefoUarr ing is an instance: Duriug the fiit of Cs Wilderness, Sergeant John D. Sbeariny O. B, 30th N. C. T., eager to drive tbe ruthless invader from cur soil, rushed in frcst of his company and called to tbe men to foUao V" and he was last seen in front of tha cecspany, gun in one hand and hat in the other sheudog to the men to follow him. Unfortunately he went too far and was captured by the eoeay. We wantVmen to lead oar men, and with sue r i will be iarmcibl T FromTh'jallkt.A gentleman just frota J the Valley reports that the enemy had advan eed as far as Kdtabargh, in Cheoaasah county, about twelve miles belatsr Hew Market Their force was not known. ' ' Arajr liens. Nival ExOAjuruicvT A crr,pndent f tho Houston (T.xa) Tdjmph. write fr m Matagorda, tb u n the l i'h ult., the F lc gunboats Alahimt an I K telle, attacked the C. S. gunboat 4. F. Crad aftf fibt f nenrs aod a half, were si?u dly rrpuU A r The AUini w ti ttrwk bel.i ine tHX pJrt aide, an I reorod in x ,uV g ,. . ! C(nllt,un- Fitfi . Wm ru; B arrs k F..rr.t. TUe Mobile AlcC'tiner ,nvl fitUkr, id the 1! b, has a letter fnm Tnpnlrf, dded tht I'O.h, which oen n f, tnv: Gei. Frrc?t is again at the bead fhm legions. We shall iot Ktoj remain ium-iiv. Tse pi in of the !hp igu, s far an we nre connected with it, hs imc been divulged. Meu and horses are Trfreehcd and ready fr any expedition which the ind judgment of Forrest commends. From Tupelo, freest would have about 150 to 'J00 miles to march to co-operate ef ficiently with Johnston against Sherman, and it is the general impressi in that he is to-day in the rear of the latter. If so, we may be sure that the race for the Ohio river mill be commenced in a very fhorttime. Rki'outf.d Crrt'KR or Sieamkrs. It a rep tiled, nays tho Wi'mingUtn Jonrnal of the 20th, thu the blm.kde running rt earners Minnie And young fiytublic, b ive been cap tured off Cape Fear, outward bound. Am. Gone. The Ca.trlottsvjtle Chronicle. of Thursda', nays that citiz-ns from O.ai.ge Courthousn, report that there are uo Yank in Culpeper rtturry. An Appeal not to bo Disregarded. 'Fi.n f.l.oAitig letter U from ' a fady of this iSia'e now in Richmond, aud wht vvhoic.ul is eul sted iu atten iing to the watd f tho still ritig s ns of N -nh Candina in the h spi t ils of tliat city. Wo foel con 6 lent th ti the will not appeal in vain ?o the wie, mithcr, fisters and all other relatives aid friends, to sen 1 ou such articles of comfort an 1 necessity a are in lipcnsabjy r qnistto fo. tin welfare of their kinsman and neighbors languishing irutu wouuds and siok less. Let the .1pp3.1l 1 w promptly and generously reap ndo 1 t . m l ley this means a manifest itiou of an ap:re- i tti hi of tho t-ervices at tl interest of tl i I idv b made, that will Ik most consonatit wiiii her patriotic, iK-nerotetit beajt : Cii:mu v.r. IIo pitm. Kichmoml, May I'l. Jt".s.is EJitom; I am sur you ill 1 xcu iny tnotbling )ou wiien ymi k'tv hi I write. Feeling anzi tus rbut my t 1 1. Statesmen who are :t the hocpiial uttniji WiiieJer, I ccopted the proposal of n gentle man tn drive tne there t w mtriiin. thir .-oldi'.is are qtrte cit iru table, and 1 beiliev hive gotl r.rwliea! attrition ol course I C 'll'd l ot j'ldgtj of th.it. You know the ho I i als a'-e now filled with w.i.uidci, unuy of tir in sufferins very iiiu-li, nxosarily. JIv object in writing: to ou is to k yo'i to write an a 1 tide f r The llnftdrftte, inking tor contril nti-i s of t-us, butter, Vc, to Itew oi frm our Mate U r Ihe be, tn ! Nuith l'.r olif.i Mddierr at Cnr.ip Winder. Tt i-t In spital is appropriitcd tt th'in. tl 1 le mil th re m.iny in other hospitals. I mmmI u to .say tii.i there are nutnhcr ot our North (ai'Miis a ddier. rho hwe the udvai,. I.igrs of ('i.unboraz . Provisions are vry 'high in Riebmoi d, and the Vir.inttns Imve been long Uxed to hUppljr d-bcaci to the wounded Kildiers fr tu every itatc. Diiel fiui-.s, blackberry wii5, chitkei s, nlmoot .tiy. thing would he acceptable. IUg arc wry necessary, and treacle. s.ge, pvpp.r, even pieces of el th tu covir rrutc e . I ki ow that runny people would gl idly id if tiny kne-'V the y. I w it told ai the North Carolina Home, that Gv. Va'e bad an Ht-e:it wlo came iu with supplies. 8eli a person won 1 bring ujh things a I tiugi:est, and they wouid come safely an i quickly .ndy' in the crpecial care f an appointed per, n. If you ague to writ the article, I hop it may Ikj copied thro ighoui the S' ate, for this i the people's war, aud no article is hum 1 1, but it n'.ight contribute' to sootho tlwe wh are cn'luriiig so mudi for us. All Miink here that we are o 1 the eve of a great battle. 1 should be rejoieej if my appl -catiou could bring somct vti in time for iu uecesKiiicr. Ilxtractof a letter from a member of dpt. Miulya Battery ti bis Father, in this city : "I am well and eafc thus far, but much fatigued from the last two week's exert ion We ate now waiting for the yaukee scoundrels to attack us again ; but obi Grant is so badly whipped, that I do not believe be will attempt it again unless reinforced. We have bad very rainy weather Cor the last ten days; and having to lay in breastwork abnothalf full of wcter, b act very &t2ZX I never saw the tfe ef !cad jrrrTa iaiey VJ, as there was hc&tiv'oor biehetorCa Tb soene wae iaocting to bebsttd. B every bstUe-field k fcyfarsn d-ryl pen.aed wounded, and dfir. I ts9 pr Tte&sa ahai all to rfcrsv tstf CT'srey 1-cia sorry for them. !rs Y&ZCTTC-Zj fcs piinad credit. fcrUselfaod its gallant 3X ' y bedy has complimented tha. iLKMUA us, say US f Csa toaa cajwt us say Xlssly. Cauarr forever." Our lose fmttrm mm. Ita beta eomparativdy siaaIlona man KUrd, recrst by Xh name of Icsiter, wt9jesca rood a soldier-cs war had in the C7-r, Uta da! was lariated by all Qa est, yc3 aca, Creacbasr. was tsrzz.l wocadsd, hci i issprovia g very cs. VL Daen vsa chtr wemnded, bct adsci to keep him from duty. The balance of our boys are well and in god sptr its. A pcrto u rur Battary hi la peaitioo, and the other pcilion awaiaj crter. AU the Ralei-h boys are asfs. . - - . The writer of iba absta is a mere lad, hut hca ibe heart aad fcsrcir cf an old veteran. With an arsry coopered of such boys, ws east ccsquer.