Monday night, April 6, 1862.
The first report to-day was that the enemy had been re-
pulsed at Yorktown, but were mounting siege guns.
The same dispatch stated that we had gained a bat-
tle at Corinth, Miss., capturing eight batteries. —
This afternoon another dispatch (from Mr. Bote-
ler, member of Congress at Richmond, to Gen. Jack-
son, at or near New Market) was received, about as
follows: "Beauregard achieved a complete and glorious
victory at Corinth. But Sidney Johnson was killed.
News from the Peninsula (Yorktown) favorable."
The cars brought nothing later, of course. This morning A.
H. H. Stuart had a letter from R. L. Doyle, who ex-
pressed the belief that Gen. Jackson
contemplated retiring to Waynesborough. The army,
he said, were in too large force for Jackson to con-
tend with. Various reports as to the destination
of Gen. E. Johnson's army, lately at Allegha-
ny Mountain. I feel sure that the larger part
of it will go to reinforce Jackson. Davy Stras-
burg came up Saturday. He looks well. Has been
in three fights, since he left home on the 17th of
April '61. — Hainesville, Manassas, and Kerns-
town or Winchester. One young man, Sher-
rer, is very good-natured and talkative. The
London Times says truly that conquest of the
South by the North is impossible, that success on
either side is impossible, that peace is impossi-
ble, that a continuance of the war as at present,
and a restoration of the Union are both impos-
sible, and the only possibility is that we shall
have a military dictator before many years.
A man named Weller was arrested near Mt. Sid-
ney, on Saturday, and brought to jail, for disloyalty.
The reason is unusually backward. The peach trees
were beginning to put out, but a snow storm came
on to-day, and the weather is now as wintry as Jan
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