We are furnished, this morning, with additional details of Grant's great movement, by which he threw his entire army across the James river with a trifling loss. Whatever may be the final result of this undertaking, we believe history will pronounce it to be one of the boldest and most splendidly executed maneuvres of the war. It must rank, at least, only second to McClellan's masterly flank movement in the face of Lee, by which his small army was rescued from the jaws of destruction. The fighting before Petersburg, of which we have published some particulars, commenced on Wednesday. Several federal assaults on Saturday were repulsed. Our loss on Wednesday is stated at 6,000. Beauregard had been heavily reinforced. It is rumored that Butler, while engaged in destroying the Petersburg and Richmond Railroad, was surprised by Lee and defeated with heavy loss.
We have news this morning from Gen. Sheridan's cavalry raid. He reports a victory over the rebels at Trevillian Station, near Gordonsville, on the 11th inst. On the 12th he destroyed the railroad from Trevillain Station to Lorraine Court House. On the evening of the same day he again attacked the enemy, but, finding him in too strong a position and becoming short of ammunition, he retired.
Hunter's forces are again on the advance, and the rebels are making vigorous preparations for the defense of Lynchburg. Captured dispatches from Lee urge Imboden to hold out, and give him the assurance of reinforcements.
Advices from Sherman report the rebels as having retreated beyond the Chattahoochee river, where it is believed Johnston will make a final stand.
The Federal prisoners captured and paroled by John Morgan have been ordered to the field, their parole not being respected. We cannot, in the absence of a knowledge of the reasons which impelled our authorities to this extraordinary conclusion, regard it as other than a breach of faith, a gross outrage upon the prisoners, and tending to render more brutal this terrible war.
Gen. Sturgis has been relieved of his command, in consequence of the disaster which he recently suffered in Mississippi.
There is a report that the rebel Gen. Shelby is in the vicinity of Lexington, Mo., and the citizens of that place are making preparations for defense.
Gold is 198.