by John Beauchamp Jones

            SEPTEMBER 28TH. —Bright; subsequently cloudy and warm rain.

            Staunton was entered by the enemy’s cavalry on Monday afternoon.

            We have no news whatever to-day from any quarter. But the deep booming of cannon is still heard down the river, foreboding an awful conflict soon.

            I saw three 10-inch Columbiads at the Petersburg depot to-day; they are going to move them toward Petersburg, I believe.

            Gold is thirty for one to-day, and still rising, Forrest’s exploit having done nothing to revive confidence in Treasury notes here.


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