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Nor 19 SHREVEPORT, TUESDAY, JULY 16, 1862. Old leitc Vl. Ji
Attorneys at Law,
O eee over Csilder 4 &Beard's Store.
Cor. Texas ad Spring its.,
ul-lyd BuHRvrPoaTr, LA.
A t; toraey at Law,
(FcO e witk L. MA. Nutt, corner of
Milam and Market streets. + Ard-1y
Attorne and Gounseloraft Law,
Ofce, ppaitk Poest O ice,
Will practice in the Courts of
'addo. Desoto, and Bossier. Idly
A ttorney at Law,
tIkce, orIner MIaan 4. Market Streets.
enrva3oarT, LA.
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Dn~&no. nl0-lyt
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Skrevteport, La.
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Office Semi-Weekly News,
Tuesdayc July 151h 1862. `
We are informed says the Monroe
Register, by an intelligcnt otlicer of
the army, who crossed the Missisip
pi river on the Gth, that our sueues
sos at Richmond have not beenl ex
aggerated. The latest are dispatch
es to Gov. Pettus at Jackson, to the
effect that we had up to the 5th, com
pletuly routed the enemy after eight
days fighting. We have taken Gen.
McClellan with 35,000 prisoners, and
a train of wagons, of more than 30
miles. A portion of the army suc
ceeded in escaping by way of Janmes
River in their transports; a large
number are scattered over the coun
try and were being brought in all the
tizue. Our informant states that no
one on the other side of the river
doubts the complete rout of McClel
lan's army, and that McClellan and
at least 35,000 of his men are pris
oners of war. This was read by
Gen Van Dorn frone the Governor,
and read out on dress parade by his
Confederate Pickets near Memphis.
Mutiny of Federal Cavalry.
Latest from Vicksburg.
Jackson, July 5.-T''he Memphis
Argus and Avalancho have both
been suppressed. The former for
asking Gen. Grant's permission to
publish the Southern occount of Mc
Clellan's defeat at Richmond, and
the latter for alledged incendiarysen
timents published in their papers.
The Confede.zate pickets are now
within four miles of Memphis.
Warm work is expected soon so
look out for stirring events.
17 more of enemy's pickets were
found dead last Wednesday. Dan
gerous for Fedezals to he on picket
duty near Memphis.
Northern papers of 30th, perefect
ly silent on McClellan's "on to Rich
nnond." e
A Dispatch from Cairo states that
two companies of Illinois cavalry
whilst going up river from Memphis,
mutined and took possession of the
steamboat. The cause not assigned
. They were arrested on their arrival
at Cairo.
Vicksburg. July 5.-The bom
bardment continues slowly, with but
little efeat on either side.
0Richmond, July 5.-A dispatch
from Petersburg says a gentleman
Swho came from down the river coun
ted eighty vessels of all kinds at and
below Berkley's on yesterday.
Heavy cannonading was heard
=back of Berkley's from 12 to half
Spast 1 o'clock, and dense columns of
smoke were seen ascending asudse
o qcently.
The; New York Tribune of the
2 28th says: The killed, wanded
and missing, in the fight near
Charleston, numbers 688. Gen. Ben
ham has been arrested for making
r the attack. He and his staff have
reached New York.
Richmond, July 5.-Our forces
are still pursuing the enemy. It is
reported that a large body of Mc
Clellan's army is surrounded and will
probably be captured.
Richmond, July 9th.-Baltimore
papers of the 8th, in relation to
Chandler of Michigan, said that
"Stanton had nothing to do with
puiting the army in the marshes of
(Chickahominv. This was a matter
of gross criiminality which should
consign the criminal to eternal des
truction. Theerimal is Abe Lincoln
or McClalnn There is no third man
in his judgment. The criminal
should suffer the most severe penalty
of the law."
Staunton is unsparingly denounced
Sby the Herald.
Knoxville, July 9.--Information
has been received to-day that Buell's
army is crossing the Tennessee river
at IHaws' Landing, eight miles from
Guntersville, Jackson, Ala. Wheth
er be is on his way to Rome Ga. or'
designs returning to Chattanooga, in
the rear, by the way of Will's valley
is donjectured.
It is reported that Morgan's (Fed
eral) forces are removing from Cum
bkrland Gap to Kentucky.
Richlnond, July 6,-The Enquirer
has BaltimUore papers of the 4th. The
Washington correspondent of the
New York Herald says that the Fed
eral government has been notified by
the ministers of two of the leading
European powers that the war must
be immediately closed.
The New York Evening Post says
that Lincoln has issued a proclamna
tion for 300,000 more troops. The
Times says there is no room to doubt
that tile federal army has met with a
serious reverse, and is in a condition
of imminent peril.
Petersburg, July 6.-Yankees bur
ied over 500 at Shirley. They left
one thousarnl, who fell into ourhands
on Saturday morning.
Our pickets now occupy Shirley.
Nine more prisoners brought into
Petersburg say that McClellan is in!
strong position at Berkley; thatr. he '
has been reinforced by Shields divi
Hie new has 80,000 or 100,000 men
and will give battle. I
Richmond. July 6-The battle ofj1
F Richmond has lasted eight days, and
not yet finished. Thus far the ene
my has been beaten in every direc-j
tion. The enemy. is now surround
ed by our victorious army, and every
effort being made to prevent his es
cape by way of James river But it
tis feared some part of his army will
succeed in escaping on their boats.
We estimate the number of pris
oners taken at 7000, number of can
non 76 pieces, besides 456 spiked, and
Sabandoned by them last niaght.
The number of killed and wound
ed cannot be less than 20,000.
We have captured and secured
15,000 stand of arms, and an im
mense amoant of valuable property.
Quantity destroyed by the enemy
enormous. Among the prisoners we
have two Maj Generals and three or
four Brigadier Gen's. Our lossabout
10,000. Gen. Griflth, of Mississippi
is killed. The magnif eeet strategy
of Lee is beyond all praise.
T'he intelligent reader will under
stand, and perhaps appreciate, the
difficulties attending anaccurate com
pilation of all the incidents connected
with the operations of the armies
around Richmond for the past five
days. It is almost impossible to
afford in detail descriptions of the
several engagementswhich have shed
such imperishable lustre upon the
arms of the Confederacy, and which
have finally resulted in the over
throw, complete and disgraceful, of
the hosts marshaled under the ban
n.r of subjugation.
On the important results which
must inevitably flow from our suc
cesses, and the disc ontiture of the
Northern army under McClellan, it is
needless at this time to speculate. Suf
fice it to say that from the opening
of the grand ball on Thursday after
noon down to the hour which wit
nessed the enemy in full retreat, the
efforts of our forces were attended
with unbroken success, and at no
time did the brave men upon whom
hung the hopes and confidence of the
country, falter-or waver in their de
termination to make the victory de
cisive. Battery after battery was
stormed with the most during disre
gard of human life, and the appar
ently impregnable poiitions of the
enemy were carried at the point of
the bayonet with the most impetuous
ardor. Never did men fight more
bravely, and never was valor more
surely and signally rewarded.
Our loss is heavy, both in officers
and men. Trhe soil of Virginia. the
grand old mother of States, is en
riched with the best blood of her
suffering Southern sisters, and from
every State of the Confederacy the
martyrs of liberty have united in
pouring out the crirrmson tide as a
rich and imperishable libaticn upon
the altar of the one gre-ut c-mnon
cause. There is no discrirnination
to be made between the gallant men
who constitute the mont m:agnificientt
army that ever was arrayed in coin
-at. As stie of the Coi-,tederacv
they fought. and as sons of the Con
federacy they conquered. If one corps
distinguished itself more than anotlh- I
er in this, the greatest battle eve-r
fought en this Continot, it was on
account of its position on the field.
Our reports thus far published are
p to Saturday evening. Sunday
skirmishing began at an early hour
and continued during the day at dif
ferent points along the line. The 1
great battle of the day, however, I
took place in the evening near York 1
river railroad, some three miles from ;
the battle feld of thte eSeven Pines."
Gen. Magruder sareaued she at
tack about 4 o'clock, by a'dvnciag
upon the Yeankee intruanehmeita,
The sret line was teken after a
sharp conlict and the s oqnesy diven
to another. Waiting nlfy long
enueagh to get the aiSllery in posi
tion this also was stormed and so oft
until seven forts had been ocaupied.
the Yankees fleeing in wild confus
ion. The irieng .4riazaed qatil ten
o'clock in the night, when the battle
ceased. In this buiiiaut fight th.
men of Gen. Magrader's.division won
great honor and mansained the fiht
ing reputation given them on the
Peninsula. The Yankees foaght.
desperately and contested the ground
closely, but they could not stand Oshe
fierce charges made upon them.
The loss was heavy to the enemy.,
jone hundred and seventy-five Yan
kees were laid dead upon the field,
and eight hundred prisoners were
taken. Our loss not heavy although
many a good man was injured.
The advance of our men upon the
enemy is described by an eye witness
as splendid in the extreme. From
one fortification to another they ,did
rush with an impetuosity that couid.
not be checked. In their advance sev
eral magazines were exploded and as
immense quantity of etores destrovyed
Arms, baggage, overcoats, knapsack".
caps and haversacks, were scattert d
along the route in profusion. The
latest accounts of yesterday repre
sent the Yankey army cut in twain
and many trying to escape towards
the James river. After destroying
the railroad and telegraph lines and
driving the Yankees this side of tike
Chickahominy, Jackson also crossed
and is now pressing hard upon
them. Yesterday it was said that
Generals Longstreet and Hill were
in position in Charles City, and that
the last avenne of escape for the
"grand army" is cut off. Gener:J
Magruder had gone to reinforce Gen.
Longetreet, while Jackson and oth
ers are steadily driving them or*.
IThe only alternative is a heavy gr.t
near the Jatnes river, or an uncondi;
tional surrender of McClelan's arry -
While Magruder was thus succeass
fully -,pushing the enemy to the
Swall," on the South side of tks
Chickahominy, the redoubtable GeFp
Stuart was not successful in fruSra
ting the plans of the young Napooe n
on the north side. Dashing dowp to
the White House, on the Pamnoley.
he succeeded in bagging about 2,690
of the grand Union army at at
point. A number of these were
brought to the city during yesterday.
and the others we understand are
en route hither. Of this number.,
tht-re is a large sprinkling of the fqr
-itri elemient, representatives some
of them of the "Green Isle of Erin."
and others of the German "Feder
Of operations yesterday there is
but little to be said. 'I'hey were
not destitute of importance, however.
and their results were of a seriousm
nature to the enemy. The ':folde of'
the anaconda are tightening around
him," and it is very evident that
the "backbone",of the rebellion has
been greatly strengthened, There
*as some ifghting, it is true, result.
[Continued on 4th page.]

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