by John Beauchamp Jones
SEPTEMBER 23D. —Raining.
Our loss, killed, wounded, and taken in the battle near
Gen. Lee writes that, in his opinion, the time has come for the army to have the benefit of a certain per cent. of the negroes, free and slave, as teamsters, laborers, etc.; and he suggests that there should be a corps of them permanently attached to the army. He says if we do not make use of them in the war, the enemy will use them against us. He contemplates staying where he is during the winter, and proposes building a railroad from his rear to the oak woods, as the pines do not answer a good purpose.
Gen. Hood telegraphs (dated yesterday) his intention to get in the enemy’s rear, and intercept supplies from
Mr. Roy (clerk), cousin of Mr. Seddon, said to-day that he regarded the Confederacy near its end, and that the
Our good friend Dr. Powell brought us a gallon of sorghum molasses to-day.