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:bo F.tcrb?rg Express of Mondav.
a ?:::a f.batj lk im minks' i'-figh t-r- i. r n satu u 1A Y OIT.IS ATIONS A . to- iicitiioi a fron thu ft t point to a :;ri-i t v ;y ik!i ranuct f dlhycd much . r. '"':;.: !t v.'il U o.ie of th" moHt :rx:-j.- ; !' -:" v?' v d-vr'f.ve battles of tho n: r ;:v n-addy ne I. Mt-t Grant is iL1.!.:..; f i -v :', r wIlU he : iders tne key t c i'ti : l, mi I ...,:r noole army r its' verj- !-: ; :n ; ; . s tf-.-ty f the Republic. T'.r . : o: tit &tmis i:.w ontn.nl'ng i i. i t r a-i A ttl i f i'l 'i' v )! this de-A;.-d city, r, iv.; .jou r. unacted, and ar so f.I. h. Iv druvi tocch other, thitthe slightest :i .iKfiuttt umv bring on a geaeral engjge- 11!- lit. ' i'lrlj t-r;uy morning-, ' it was apparent ;;(;.,.; "a t massing troops ofl tur left, ! tiii r later ii the d y g'.vt.- place r. ir .:- !. iuttii is t bi;r! his strength - i :i t that rtnTi of our lines, and by ;.,. til v.'.. rvv::r:r; iii ur.iiiU rsTbrtak though :.-. i'. ow.; r t; tr-i'p.-. lie has ;r:?d this vii-i i's Sj-..f.ylvania, at Col l Harbor nr. ; v-? ivrr, V his co:-t. aU he may be a3 5 a iy r-pn'ss d here. He ims no room to ;U .l(Jeiur ks vast army i!5 "f which it is o,-:. -vv-t :. w i.i fro.. -t iVt-r-br.rg ami n,;:i :-"it at ! f or retue. Tha; he will !. : .-. v.s u s . t o i v u t i ;'t.?t e r i .iv Lm?o ho roon t : -i .;ii.r. ' L'l.,: ein :..V f- 'TO- s wit hUtf'iV occupied toe i: -,:-: i la I!ir .!r:d Pe: is i'si, Yr have been ? :!. .! Sitt i'V i.!-i:t and ys:r:d.ty j n ! wit', liii .:r:ay coiaploli, (.irai:; .'.v : ivii' ' c-nfiO'.ts ax. A 'J ittj'T iay tv t'-iSl'i-' t:!p io? i:ii!trMis t-Xpeih- 2a G-i iii i a -l UiViiJ ihe li teutons El. rii t: m y. Of c-.ur--- tl.fie i.- s.m. rxcitc.T.ent ind r ciiv. J 'uTir : f t!!in a:iJ u f iiva s :cn ; near, ami i-tk. But i:b'y i ir,' M 1 rs '1:1 !t?' 1 ' : i rc l-i a f; r v...i. tiie c.ai!:iiu.i:y our f-ucoess that - i s.tiv:. .v c i! ti aiuiv at our riLi:i i lN. t N :-A i l'i"lAY. Ti, tio.-iiiy ir.-.-.rit rvrral tieruc ani d-.r-lu'.ici ;i;i'.t!:s t.ur : at puiuti txtead i:. ' ir r.i ; r r!;.. I -or let:, on oalurjay, 1 i" a;j.i wvit. ! ,n ::!iiu.v ;trta N.ii'ia.iy . 1 1 I I li oioh iiistarice, his forces wrre .c;i;,'.' a -mil-i 'U o' e..?i w oi kc5 ijui-iijnw I i f" .i 1-ar t s:x !e. p, but v.vro m-t with -..vh tc.d;.J:ss a:id wviity oi fire fr-.M mr ! iltcsit-.-. a .u inUtitry, liiat before leachict; i "tl thvir anrnthu, they weie. coai yrlitd t- iiv pr cl')ita!e!y and in great confu-s:-u. Tim" -a ud ari:i tiietr cha:ge was rc ycated., and vtirii like Mivcess. . . From all .-omits, t ur inilTmation i that the oemy's 1. - ia thes-e aaiiUs was very severe. i';:ev a uud aeross lie his some of tr.em vrral t.Ui.iired vji.ris i:i width, in which hev K.-ie tr.'lv expostj to th play ot our :;r:i( i-rV. v. ri c'.i wa haulifully and n.ost ...curMi- v ? rvi !, at:J to the tire of cur in i n.trv, wuk-a i-? cow rendered e7c-r sure. '- i ;i)!r m olf: -crs and mci io the iiht. ..:.d f witno, i f th" battle field . ai.d v ir. ty viuiL Si .-ay t iih i i'!y that the 1 "a a-" wry b:avy. T:: bodias .jf !.t.i a -trv vv tte n-.Mtls from ';d. to ;-ide, .ir.dt: o tit irer '.:r hna;-twi;rks the asaultirg limn s t ani . ih? t oic-;ef s he bodies lie. With !u til.- i it i.-w t!.ys tliP army of Gen. Grant h s ;eu dv-p';.d ly it;-.iy thousands how manv, no t u i v iat himstd? and his secretive p .vTi!.n?i!i wi'n evtr ktx -. I'll LOS;F.S. Of the eo;.:ra:y, our Ios have been ex. tn ui'-ly liia. It is the reaiark of lxth rfii tra and ri.es;, thai so little hs of hfe and so : '-JW w-u:ahd wre iever before kuwn in '.!th a s-riv.- . f enaenienU. Our hospitals testify aban.ia:, tSy to the truth of tins asser tion. An t. Terming Providence seems to n:ih upou cir army auvl protect it from harm. CPFltATIOX? YESTERDAY. Operations yeterday were cue fined mainly U h-avy kintitshini;, picket tiring a;al sharp-.hiK-)titip. As on Saturday the enemy aK tempted oa:i or twice to force our lines oa Taylor.- farm, but met with a harsh repulse. Taylor's farm was the ocene of the mtt ac tive h utilities boih on yesterday and Satur day, atid i the resting place of hundreds of the Northmen. It is situated on th-s Baxter road, near the Tight of our lines. the enemy's lines. The Yatikee line of battle now extends from the Jeru-alem PUnk Road all around o ir i- rtner breastworks to the Apoaiattox river tlieir left retin at or near Mr. T;m -thy P.trs life residence on the abova load. On their extreme right, near Battery No. 1, they have pi it'ed a formibadle gun in posi tion, from which they have been throwing shells over in Chestcrtield, and towards this ,-i:y. FLAG Of" THCCE rf.Ol! THE ENEMY. About two o'ehck yesterday afternoon the enemy snt a flag of truce towards our lines, which, an h'-ur or so laser, was followed by a second. Nothing relative to their character has transpired, and we do not even know that thi-y were Teeeived. It was conjectured, but without fcuDi!tiou, that the truce was but a cover to sound our position. If this w as the real Object, it proved a. failure. YAXPALISM OK THE ENEMY. On Saturday, several tires were observed in different directions in Prince George county, which proceeded from the burring of dwell ings by. tlo enemy. Jt is stated that Mr. John Hare's rtsidence near New Market, was destroyed. asa!slrs. Beaseley's some dis tance beyond. It is also reported that Mr. Gregory's house was burned. We hope none of thee reports may be true. SK1EMISIUNG IN CMESTEF.FIELD. Oa Saturday and yesterday there was heavy kirmihiug in Chesterfield county, in which the eneray was esnjiderably worsted. Over there everything is wwrking to the Yery best d vantage. THE SPISIT Or OCR ARMY. The spirit of our army was never better. It is exhuberant and confident, and calmly awaits the isce, which all believe is so soon to be presented. May Providenced protect them and vouchsafe them a great victory. The prayers of the community and of the nation at large are offeied up for them and the cause they defend, aud we believe they will not be without effect. Capt. Maffitt. This distinguished naval officer, who, as cotnmafcder of the Confederate ship Florida, inflicted such immease damage upon yankee commerce, .has been on a visit of a few days to his family and friends in this place, ile left here bis morning for Ply. uioufh, to take'comcDand, for the present, o tie ram Albemarle. -FaytttmxlU Obtmrttr , FROM Y UE JiOBTII. From the P8tersbur5f Bxprs of Monday, Jtme 20. ; GEN. MOKUAN'S OI'ERATIONS. Vi'earc nler obligation U Col. J; K. J Towers 'cotniuAtuimtf ih M'bib U-gnjeot ' (Iforcia Y.-luatwr.-s f.r a copy of ti e .New ! York" 7W6ii-, ol"Tuar.V.ay lr. 14tu I ini-t. ! It has alreatiy bwu stated, ou the authonty ' of Xorthtrn Jour i hat Gen. Morgan' ! drove the lUSth Oitio regi.utnt pell m-ilHrom :. Cymhiani.a, Kv. uu ibe llthinst., and buro j ed that towu. The Tribune gives the jolloyr ! ing tidditlucal accouitJaof hi- operutious : CAFTUKE CT CYSTHIANA AN f TWO OHIO BEOI- I yuzsri fUBSfcQOEWT sur.PRrs and eoct or j McBGAS-GEX BCKClilDQK PUIlaYlJiG ' Ciuciocniti, June 12: 30 P. M. Logan with abfmi 30t;0 rrbe s, attacked the- ItiSth arid ; 17 1st OhM Kejjuneiiis, under GeutTi llobson, at CyuthiaLa, ye.twdayi and aher a pretty severe rigii? compelled ilobsou tn surrender, I on condition that his nv.n .-hould be immeiii I attly cxc: a-!ed " The fightiug bok place 1 pri;iipai:v in the streets c t Cynthiana, and I some of owt troops took refuge in the court j house, and in order to dislodge them, a etable j neir tke hotel w:is set on fire. About twenty buildings were consumed before the fir-s was extinguished. Our loss I was 15 killed, 50 wounded. Col. Benjamin, ; tha ProvoM Marshal of Covington, was mor " tally wounded. Col. Garris of the 168th I Oir.j, wtts yer.rely" wounded. It is also re j farted that Gen.,ilobao'i was wounded. Dor los in prisoners is from 1,000 t I l.ol). i This rnornin Gen. Burbndge, who 1-ft 1 Paris iat ni-ht, fell upon tha rcbd Morgan ! whilij iiis man, were at breakfast, and alter a ; yery ?evete Dht, completely defeated him, attciit; his forces in all directions. About one hundred prisoners were taken, including i twenty t CVcovs. i Gen. Iiurcridge, at lastadyices, waa close- ; ly follow in j the fieein rebels. ! OJrEUATI"KS ABOUT FKANKfOP.T THE STATE ! AUCHIVKS KEMOVEU YANSEH l06ESi j Lmisviile, Ky., Saturday, Juris 11. Gen. j Cavrington has just receive 1 the following tel- eg-am from Gen. Burliridge : I Lexington, Friday, June 10 1 p. m. Have heard nothing of or from Gov. Bram ' lette. The ii.-bois left here yesterday, iv ' Georgetown. Taey are supKsed to have jjocr ; east Irom here. ! Gen. I5.;rnbridge startxl in pursuit' with I fredi ho;se8 U: nigiit, aud will push the- liebeis npa:r:l riglit them Readily. A mcscerger w ho left the capital at 4 o'clock I this m orrdug reports that Ftaakfort is under martial law, and that all men cipb!e of bear j ing arms hav been armeil to defend the city, j The State archive were being removed totihe ' forr, and the Governor felt confident of hcyd ing out until ndniorcemeatj sh mid arrive-, i "A force of fi.000 liebals occupy the stock j ades threv aiiies ibis side of Fraa-kfort. They I ar- trying to prevent reiido-reemeu s reithing j Fiank fort from Louisville, j The Union troop made an attack last nighc . on the stockades, but were repulsed by kupe j riur numbers. ; Louisville, Ky , Saturday, Juae II p. i. j By order of the G 'Yerjor, the entire enrolled militia of Jefferson County LaJVe been ordered ; oat and business is directed to be suspended j until furtiier orders. j A courier .jast arrived from Frankfort rc ! ports that a ilig of tnrve was sent to Gov. Ii.-amletU;. th-n lading the immediate -tod un- coaditij.oai s i; render of Frankfort. Toe de- mand was declined and tightia resumed. ! An authentic iled report siys that abflvt 100 were kil.ed and woumtcd at r ranafort to day. LATER KAIS1NO OF THE SIEGE OF FRANKFORT CONFIRMATION OF THE DEFEAT OF MOBGA. Louisville. Monday, June IS, 1861. D;. WheeiT, L'. Mail Agent, who has been il Frankfort, during the ?i"ge, left that pli-.ce at 4:30 this morning, and has anived here. lie reports thai the figiit commenced at G o'clock on Friday evening, lasting till dark, and at interval during the night, the euemy approaching frm Georgetown in two force, aggregating 1 .200 men, whereof 700 eniered Old aud 500 New Frankfort. They had uo artillery. " A small 4-pounder had been placed below ihe fort to protect 6Vir rifle pits, which was captured by the Rebels, but subsequently was retaken On Saturday firing continued from J iu the morning until 3 in the afternoon, with short intervals of interruption. The Rebels made two demands daring the day for the surrender of the fort, both of which were refused by Col. Monroe, of the 22d Ky., ' Commanding the fort. The Rebels abandoned the attack at 4 o'clock on Saturday atternoou, and by 6 in the even ing were moving eastward. The Union loss is six wounded, one ?eri ously. The Rebel loss is unknown. The fort was garrisoned by 1 50 Unionists, only 12 of whom were fcoldiers. No injury was done to Frankfort, except the ! burniag ol the barracks on the edge of the city on Friday, which was reported to be a bridge tnree mues nt rt award. Capt. Dickson, of Gen. Burbridge's staff", telegraphs G.n. Ewicg at Lexington, that Barbridge completely routed Morgan's com- ! raand at Cynthiana on Sunday morning. Jack Aliens force, 300 strong, which has been attacking Fra'nkfort, is said to be at Lawrenceburg. I have traced the flight of 800 men under Col. Giltner, to Versailles, many of whom have thrown away their arms, and will proba bly unite with Jack Allen. Gen. Carrington has received from Gen. Heintzelman a dispatch confirming the disaster to Gen llobson, and the subsequent success i of Gen Burbridge. Hon. Francis M. Bristow, member of the XXXYIth Congress, died at Ikton, Ky., on Friday, of heart disease." THE VERY LATEST MOBOAN's LOSS1000 GEN. BURBRIDGE STILL PURSUES HIM. In the following latest despatch, the Tribune reports Morgan as defeated with great loss : Cincinnati, Monday, June 13, 1864 Fur ther report of the fight of yesterday represent the Rebel loss to be 300 killed and wounded, and -about TOO prisoners. Gen. Burbridge is supposed to be pursuing the remnant of Morgan's command. The loss to the Kentucky Central Railroad is estimated at about $200,000. There were five locomotives and seventy five cars at Lexington, which are reported uninjured. NEWS FROM CE3T. GRANT AN IMPORTANT MOVE MENT IN PROGRESS OFFICIAL DISPATCH FROM SECRETARY STANTON. t7e find the following. dispatch from Secre tary Stanton, in the Tribune, which gives the news in brief from all quarters. The import ant movement referred to has developed itself in front of Petersburg . War Department, Washington, June 13 12 miduight. J To Major General Dix-. We b ve dispaic'.ies front . the Army of tne Potomac a iat? a'8 o'cW this meting- ! Toe moveount as at that hour iu succeiu ! nrosress. No reports to-day f-dm Geo.- Saer- U1lhe following dispatch from General Bur bridge, commaudlag in Kentucky, has just reached here: . I attacked Morgan at Cynthiana at day light yesterday morning. After an hour's bard fighting, I completely routed him, killing three hundred, wounding nearly as many, and capturing nearly four hundred, beside recapturing nearly one hun dred of Gen. Hobson's comtaaad aud over one thousand hortes. Our loss in killed and wounded was about one hundred and fifty. Morgan's scattered forces fl in All directions : have Thrown away arn out of ammunition, and are wholly . demoralized. . . Dispatches from Gen. Butler at 9 o clock this eveuiujr indicate no change in his command. No further intelligence nas oeeu u'v from Gen. Humter. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. .LOSSEiPl AT COLD HARBOR. The truth about the Yankee losses in the battle of Cold Harbor, is beginning to leak out. A correspondent of the Tribune says that the loss of the 18th Corps was very severe. Many of the regiments who participated in the charges upon our" batteries, lost from one-third to oae half of their number. Col. Weed, of the y8tn, aud Col. Drake, of the 1 12th N. Y. regiments, were among the killed. The last was aeting Brigadier. From th.e Petersburg Express of Tuesday. NO GENERAL ENGAGEMENT Y ESTER- DAY HEAVY SKIRMISHING THE ENEMY CONTINUE TO SHELL THE CHY OUU TROOPS EAGER FOR THE FRAY. Contrary to public expectation there was not a general engagement yesterday between the two great armies now massed near the corporate limits of Petersburg. From certain movements of the enemy, which were unmus takeably apparent oa Sanday, every body with whom we conversed, folly expected the ball to open at an .early hour ye.nterday. ic was though c too, that the chief efforts of the foe would be directed against our left, as in that direction he was observed actively mov ing on Sunday. But as an evidence of the uncertainty of military operations, all was unusually quiet up to half past sis o'clock last evening, on the. part of the enemy's lines. It may be that the enemy con tern plates'an assault here, and as it is very near the river, and would give him control of that important stream, we should not be surprised at any moment to hear that Grant had made one of his char acteristic assaults in the vicinity of Jordan's Farm, but of course he is under the eye of watchful leaders, and strike wiiere he will an opposition will be offered, that will test the metal and endurance of his hordes to their fullest capacity. On other portions of the lines there was heavy ekiimihicg- yesterday, but nothing more. The enemy have learned a lesson, during the past four or ne days, which has not been without its salutary eifects. He ap proaches now with great caution, and the Itast show of determined .'opposition on our pert, generally eauses him to ciefist. This was especially the case yesterday. ARTILLERY PRACTIC I. There was a considerable artillery practice yesterdav, as must always be the ease where two armies of such magnitude confront each other. The damage inflicted, if any, we could cot ascertain. THE ENEMY'S RAUBARITi'. The inhuman, uncivilized and anti Christian practice of the barbarous foe, was continued yesterday without abatement. All the day long, at intervals of evry five. minutes, his shell were thrown into the city. Fortunate, the ingenious loo have discovered no plan or method ot deadening or destroying th- sound, when they hurl their deadly missiles into our midst, and every report which falls upon the ear, puts ail persons in exposed situations on the watch. Their whizzing sound and rapid flight through the air, are easily heard and seen, and hence we aie glad to know that the damage inflicted yesterday amounted to com paratively rfothiug. We heard of a little bricks and mortar being displaced, the pavements torn up in two or three streets, and in one in stance a large store door on Sycamore street was nnhinged. But we heard of no injury to life or litnb yesterday, and the enemy pro bably threw an aggregate of 150 or more shells into the city's limits. A GRKAT DELUSI0K. It is quite evident from a speech delivered by Lincoln in Philadelphia on Thursday last, that his ticklers, Grant and Staunton, have impressed upon his obtuse brain the ridicu lous idea that the army cf the Potomac now occupies a position, from which it cannct be driven by Gen. Lee. This speech will be found in another portion of to-day's Express. Never, however, did Lincoln labor under a more fallacious idea. Of all the positions the army of the Potomac has occupied, and they have been numerous, no one has been more precarious than the present. In due time Old Abe will learn to his sorrow, that our opinion on this matter is correct, and that of hi "greatest ol all living generals'' wrong. THE FLAGS OF TRUCE. The flags of truce sent in by the enemy Sunday, and referred to by us yesterday, was forwarded by that cautious Yankee comman der, Meade. He desired the privilege f burying bis dead. For obvibus reasons, which it is not necessary here to mention, Gen. Beauregard courteously, but perempto rily declined to grant the requests It seems a little singular, that in ail the heavy fights in the Wilderness, and around Syoisylvabia Courthouse, thousands upon thousands of Yankee dead were" permitted to bake and fester, and yet no solicitude was manifested for their burial. . But now when the fatal casual ties are not near so large, because of the fewer numbers engaged, the enemy man ifests an undue anxiety to put his dead under the sod. This glaring inconsistency must trike every reader at the first .glance. THE ENEMY'S STRENGTH. An ordinarily intelligent Teuton, who fell into our hands Saturday night, gave the brave Confederate who captured him, a statement of Grant's forces, which is believed to be in the main correct. He says Grant's army now on the Southsid of James River, is composed of the Second, Fifth, Ninth, Tenth, Eighteenth and Twentieth Corps. The second, command ed by Hancock;he Fifth by Warre. and the Nith by Burmdde, are all operating imme diately around Petersburg. The Eighteenth, commanded by Baldy Smith, is at ana near Bermuda Hundreds. The Tenth and Twelfth, have no regular commanders, and are held near Point as a reserve. All these army corps hive been fearfully reduced since the commencement of the 'present campaign, and many of the regimen's compo.-nsf not now muster 200 men. The prisoner who furnishes- tin .tion, says he was enli.-icd in Genxaf a half years ago, and lor uuyJ them, do i informa lly two and purpose of To is highly en prisouer. righting m the 1 an lice army pleased at the idea vl being, tal LATEST. Last evening about seven o& was observed to doane his piJ treme le!t a generaPv ware j attack on his part. Up te morning, no engagement b there was much picket firing ck, the enemy ets on our ex idication of an ne o'clock this d occurr.d, but going on. Interesting Letter fra Hansom's Brl- gacte. Camp Ransom's iiaADE, June 20. EHtors Confederate: Knowing that you take an interest in all hW llt.r8, an( Csp-oially in North Carolina brigadf have determined to give you an account uf the part taken by Ransom's brigade in the defence of the "Cockade City." . ' On Wednesday even the 15th, we were in camp at Chanin' fa iTn. threo miles below D re wry' Biuff, living magnificently from the luxuriant gardens, w aich the troops that had been stationed there " oefore us had-been .prov ident enough to lef vein fine vegetation, and also the fisheries, ith true soldierly instinct, almost oblivious of the distant roaring of Lee's cannonading. At 7 o'clock p . m. that day, wc received orders directly from General Lee, to report .. . . . "witnout.ioss ok t .me to Gen. Beauregard. We were sooarv a dy and on the march. Tho men were in excellent plight and soon it waa . known alon; the lines that Petersburg was in danger; and th.s influence was electric, for we all love Petersburg, and I have often heard tt said iu the bi-igade, that they had rather fight for Petersburg and Weldon than any other places in the Confederacy. I suppose that tho briga.rle lias imbibed some of this veneration for liable '-little Petersburg," from their irullaut commander, Gen. Matt. Ransom, who has .frequently ' said, that should there ever bo a. battle aroang Petersburg-, be. trusted that his. brigade might participate. The only regret tbat we have is that he was not with ua. .Marching all Wednesday night, we arrived at Petersburg Thursday morning very early. We. were ordered in a double-quick to the fronflines, at their intersection with the Bax ter road, anti placed in position under a very heavy fere ot artillery and infantry enfilading us from the iett ol the frout entrenchments, which had been taken by the enemy on the night previous la placing the brigade in position, Captain John C. Pegram, A. A. G., fell mortally wounded. He was a brave, generous and noble man, combining in him elements of the gentleman and oftlcer that are rare! v met with even in our army. From the day that the brave B-artow fell upon the first battle ground of Manassas to the present time, there fcas not fallen any soldier who more gallantly died than did Capt. Pegram. The brigade feels his oss deeply. We held this line on Thursday. That even ing late, the enemy charged our lines, only engaging in our front the 24th North Carolina regiment, commanded by Maj. Love, and were handsomely repulsed. They cbarged right up to the works, but not being able to pierce the 24th, they threw down their arms and surren dered. We rested on ourarms quietly Thursday night, though the left of our army was constant ly engaged in heavy sharpshooting. Soon Fridty morning I was arooted from a deep sleep, worn almost out from fatigue, by load cheeriug i.f the enemy on our left, but waited patiently, anticipating every moment to hear a responsive yell of d fiance from our Southern boys; but soon sti-agglsrs and im mediately after large bodies of our army were seen rapidly retiring from the left, toying that II 1 J1A. I-- ..I f ! ma enemy naa taxen tue leu oi our hups. This some attribute to the weakness of the lines held by Maj. Gu. Bushrod Johns m old Brigade, (Tennessee) but officers in that Bri gade affirm that there wO on open interval on their left, entirely unoccupied, into which the yaukees crept and filed immediately in thir rear, thereby necessitating their retreat. The only alternative for us, was to form line in rear, and facing to the enemy, as they were now seen charging up our captured works; which we did iu perfect order, and awaited their ar rival ; but they did not attack our new line. The 24tb, regiment lost considerably in killed and wounded iu leaving the intrenebments, and the 25th North Carolina lost sme-. Our new line held by us en Friday, was unattacked during the day, but we were exposed to some shelling. ' Friday night at 8 o'clock we received orders to support Gen. Wise's Brigade on our left, as the yankces were sorely pressing it. We moved ofF immediately, but upon arriving in rear of the-position held by this Brigade, no one being there to inform us of its retreat, Col. Faison, commanding the Brigade, threw forward some scouts and soen ascertained that their works were held by the enemy. The Brigade was then ordered to retake them. Every thing de pended upon the charge of this Brigade, and the men mindful of their Plymouth repatation, and thinking of the sufferings to be entailed on the citizens of Petersburg should the enemy break our lines, were determined to conquer cr perish in the attempt. They dashed forward with a yell and the yanktes were soon dislodg ed, though we lost heavily in so doing. We captured about four hundred prisoners, ' with.two stands of colors ; the prisoners we took stating that their two regiment wese all killed or captured. This was a brilliant charge and should rank Ransom's Brigade side by side with Gordon's noble .Brigade, Ramseur's and some others of Lee a army which have immor talized themselves upen the blood-stained fields of Spotsylvania Court House. It would be doing great injustice, were I not to include the 22nd South Carolina regiment in this charge. They sustained the well-earned reputation that has been characteristic of South Carolina troops since the inauguration of hos tilities. In this charge Col. J. C. Jones, of the 3oth N. C. regiment, and Capt. Blackwell of the same, were both killed. GjI. Jones wou im mortal renown in the Plymouth fight, and again distinguished himself in the charge of bis regiment at the Ware Bottom Church, and sealed his fate in the last glorious charge of Ransom's brigade. He was a good soldier and true christian, and his memory, together with the brave Blackwell, will be embalmed in the hearts of all the members of this brigade who . knew their estimable qualities.- Col. Jones own regiment laments his loss even as a mother "mourns over her first bora." I have never seen any thing equal to the devotion of his men fo& him. Lieut; Col. Bryson, of the 25th N. C, also acted very well, displaying his usual coolness in ihe charge of his. regiment, though he was wounded very early in the action, but not dangerously hurl. Maj. Love, when his reg iment on Friday morning was forced to fall back, displayed traits of soldierly ability that -won the admiration of all who saw him, and showed himself a brave and efficient officer. Af er making the above charge, we were ordered back to a new line, which we now. ' hold, having been several times assaulted in our position by the enemy, but with no effect upon our lines. I believe 1 utter theseritimont of every true soldier arotiud Petersburg, when I ssy that.tliK yankees will (have to charge through scenes yet unknowu to them, before they take Petersburg. We have in tde up our mind, to die, if theie need be in the cause of her hospitable inhabitants; and nty We soon be able, by the assistance of Diviue Provi dence, to expel these miscreants from before her gates and let the busy scenes of merchan dise aud tne gleeful notes ol children's happy tones once again resound through streets now only reverberating with the roar of .camion. "JUST1IIA." For the Confederate. "Tlie Cloven Foot in QranTillc." As candidate Holdeu has. been kind enough to volunteer his, counsel to the benighted voters of Granville, under the aliove eaptiou, I vill notice some of his po.-i ions. He sets out by pronouncingthe ticket of Taylor, Amis, .Lanier and Dr. Young, a full blown destructive ticket. Now, what are the facts 7 As to Charles T.iylor, iu by-gone years be was what Holdcn would call a Democrat of the stritest sect was' a Union man up to the time of Lincoln's call for seventy-five thousand men to subjugate the South; then it was be aban doned the Union and took sides with the South. He h.-.s contributed liberally of his means for the support of the cause ; he has given two, if not three promising sons t j the cause, one of - which fills a patriot's grave, and another is a cripple f n life. As to himself, being a man of large family. and somewhat advanced iu life, ho. has not gone into the service himself, 1 for the best of rtasos, lie has done more good at home than ho could have done in the rank . and has : done his full share iu supporting the families'of our brave defenders. . And who is Col. Amis and what are his antecedents ? Col. Amis rs not unknown to fame. He has been a Whi from his earliest manhood, has frequently represented the coun ty in the Legislature, iu whioh body he has always been considered one of its most useful members. By his untiring industry, together with his fine talents, uo man who has ever represented this county has had more influence f iu that body. He was a member of the.Con vention, aud voted with the immaculate Hol deu fjr tlie secession of the State. He was elected two years ago to the last Legislature; in fact, he has fiiled overy position he has ever occupied with credit to himself andhon r to his county. Aud" what ab 4it Mark Lanier ? Ho has never dabbled in politics, but has been a quiet voter on the VVhig ticket ever sinca he was twenty -one. Is now well advanced in years, is a lawyer of splendid attainments, whose straight-forward honesty has never been ques tioned, and was a stronger Union man, if pos sible, than eithor Taylor or Amis ; in fact was amongst the last, if net the very last Union man in the county. As to Dr Youugrho has shown his faith by his works. He quit perhaps the most lucra tive practice of any physician in this part of tho State, and has been doing surgeou's service in the army for more than three years. And these are the men who are denounced by this self nominated candidate as ."DesJruc tives. O, sfcjrae, wherti j8 thy blush? And Why are they so denouueed? k imply because they are not in favour of Holdeu for Governor. But the people of Granville know them to be true to the cause of the South ; they know another thing, that they are thorougly op posed to the election of Holden, and will either elect them, or some other gentlemen of similar views. What are the facts ? About two months ago, it was understood that two cf the old mem bers wero in favour ef Holdeu for Governor; but after cast ngj ar. uad a spell and fiudisg which way the cut t ent was setting, the scales suddeuly fell from their eys and they are now marvellous good Vance men There is another individual who attended a meeting of the. sub stitute men in Oxford, and made a speech and who spoke words of learned length and thun dering souud, and it is understood is a candidate for Legislative honors and to keep out of the enrolling officer's clutches. He was at that time said to be in favour of Holden; but sot so now, not a bit of it ; he is at this time, par excellence, a Vance inau. The faot is, there has beeu soma dozen or more gentlemen spoken of as candidates, not One of whom is in favour of Holden. ' The course of the old members in the lat Legislature, in voting to exenlpt young magis trates and militia officers, has displeased a larg majority of the people of this county Hence it is we are in favour of taking up a different set of men. As to Hofdenism, there is but little of the article in this county, and it is growing small by degrees and beautifully less." By the way, I see that Holden denies the state ment of Hampton and others in their cetifi catfijs. I have no doubt hundreds of gentlemen have heard him use the same, or similar re marks, at or about that time, ou of which I will now refer you to ; the gentleman is W. II. Smith, sheriff of Person county, who heard Mr. Holden, in the month uf January or Febu ary last, in Raleigh, and when advocating a Convention, make the unequivocall declaration tbat North Carolima would call a Convention and he out of the Confederate Union ia less than six months. And this is the man who sets.himself up for Governor of North Carolinia, and takes apon himself to denounce every oae who does not support him, as a Destructive Was ever such impudence seen or heard of, I don't eelieve there will be two hundred Holden votes polled in this county. The needle is not truer to the pole, than a certain class of place. hunters are to the principle of quitting the cause of a weak candidate. TAR RIVER. Berea, Granville county, June 17th. Virginia Virginia, says the Sumter (S. C.) Watchman, bares her beautiful bosom to the arrows of the mighty and receives again the full shock of battle. She sends forth no wail of anguish, nor voice of murmuring and complaint. Though her hills are shaken by hostile cannon, acd her valleys are made red with blood of her slain, she still bears her crest erect, aud burls defiance at the foe. And if any State has ever earred immortality by the concentration of all its energies to a noble struggle, Virginia has done so. The fourth year of the war finds her soil still the battle ground on which mighty hosts contend, and yet her people quail not; and she is writing for herself, in glorious deeds, a history where every 4age will be illustrious and worthy of herself. From Suffolk and Vicinity. Raiding parties, says the Christian Sun, are going out in every direction from Suffolk, robbing the farmers of horses, provisions, etc. Butler has issued orders Jo have all the horses taken in Nansemond, Itde of Wight and Gates county N. O, so as to prevent the making of crops. A party came into Suffolk last Friday, with 114 horses and mules taken from their owners. Another party was at Chuckatuck, and cap turd Dr. Wm. T. Jordan, of the Signal Corps, and a citizen, carrying tfiem off. Great distress and consternation pervades the whole section of country now givec up to the rava " ges of the cruel enemy. NEW BOOKS ! NEW BOOKS ! ! (Our Own Publications.) Myrtle Leaves, just from the press 00 -i 2 o. J . 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Williams, uoc d vs. ,V Distributers of Jos. A. Williams, deceased. J Petition to divide Slaves. TT APPEARING TO THE SATISFACTION JL of the Cocrr, that R. R. Foreman and'.vif-, defendants in this case, are non-resident" of this State: It is ordered by the Court, that publica tion be made for six weeks in the Conetlcnif.?, notifying the said defendants of the filing of this petition, to appear and answer, Ac, at the next Term of this Courtor judgment pro confeno will be granted against them. GEO. A. DANCEY, C. C. C. iune 8-ia wCt . COMMITTED TO THE JAIL OE WAKE COUNTY, AS A runaway, on "the 5th of May, a negro wo man, who says-her name is SALLY BRYANT, and that sho was raised . in Jones county, by Jo. Finch. She had on when committed a red cot ton dress. She is about 25 years old, 5 feet 2 inch es high, slender, color black, two upper front tseth out, and rather slow spoken. The owner of said negro is requested to come forward, provo property, pay charges and take her away, cr sho will be dealt with as the law directs. W. II. HIGH, Sheriff. 92-dltAwtf NOTICE. The Subscriber having quail- x fied as Executor of the last Will and testament of Edwin S. Sanders, deceased, hereby notifies all persons indebted to the estate of said deceased, to make immediate payment and settlement, as long er indulgence cannot be given ; and all persons having claims against said estate, will present them for payment within the time prescribed by law, or this noticw will be plead in bar of their re covery. This the 25th day of Mav, 1SG4. JOHN W. HODGES, Executor, ju 8-19-w4t Notice. Taken up and committed to the Jail of Catawba, a dark NEGRO man about fifty years of age. Said negro says his nam is PLEASANT, and that he is the property of Hngh Carlyle and Geo. Henderson of Georgia. A. J.HELTEN, Jailor. Newton N. C. April 13th 1864. ' ap. 20 12-wBm IMITATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, CABAKKUS O County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, April Term, 1864. M. M. Misenheimer, adm'r of D. C. Wilhelm, f Petition to sellland. vt. r A. M. Wilhelm it others, J It appearing to the satisfaction of. the Court that George Logan and wife Nancv, and A. M. Wilhelm are not inhabitants of. this State, it is ordered by th Court that publication be mado for six weeks in the Weekly Confederate for said defendants to appear at the next term of this court ta be held for the county of Cabarrus, at the court house in Concord on the third Monday in July next, and show caese if any they have, why the lands described in the petition should not be sold according to the pravers of the petition. Witness, Joseph Young, Clerk of our said Court at otbee in Concord, tho third Monday in April, A. D. 1864. JOSEPH YOUNG, Clerk. ma 4-w6t pr. avd. $36. T. RUNAWAY SLAVE AKLEN up and committed to the jail of Guil ford county, some time back, as a runawav slave, and who calls himself JOHN, and savs hi belongs to Mr. John Dancv, in Tarboro', Edge comb county, N. C. He is' black complected, tiro fet eight inches high, looks to be about 22 years old; will weigh about 145 lbs. He says be was hired oat in the western part of N. C, wbn he ranawav. He says he thinks he ranaway I a t Au gust. His clothes worn out and he nearly naked. The owner of s .id boy is reqsted to come for ward, prove property, ' pay charges, and take him away, or he will be dealt with as the law di rects. C. A. BOON, . Sheriff of Guilford county. May 16, 1864-w-17 tf B 00K AND JOB WORK Neatly executed at THIS UF1UN;