The rebels, of course, claim a victory in the general result of the eight days battle before Richmond, but acknowledge that they were badly punished on Monday and Tuesday. A prisoner estimates the Confederate loss on Tuesday at 24,000, and the whole loss of the week at 60,000 to 70,000. The Richmond Dispatch of the 5th acknowledges a loss in killed alone of about 10,000. It is said that Richmond is so full of rebel wounded, that the wounded Union prisoners have been cared for in the field outside of the city, and some have been permitted to find their way to the camp of our army. A new estimate of our loss in the late battles, makes it less than 10,000.
Confederate stock rose from 98 to 97, in Richmond, after the late battle. Of course, Southern shinplasters were the standard of par value.
The Richmond Examiner thinks the capitalation of McClellan probable, and gives a letter from Slidell, saying he expects immediate recognition of the Confederacy by Napoleon.
Gen. Burnside, with his forces, effected a junction with McClellan's army on the 7th.
Returns on the 8th show over 10,000 in the hospitals in and around Washington.
The steamer Juniata was fired upon by a rebel battery while passing up James river on Monday, killing two and wounding six.
An arrival from Nassau reports a number of vessels waiting an opportunity to run the blockade. The vessels, one of them the Nashville, sailed on the 12th, but were driven back. The steamer Orestus, built in England for a man of war, was seized by H. B. M. ship Greyhound and a prize crew put on board. When seized, she was under the command of Capt. Semmes, formerly of the Sumter.
The steamer Cecil, Charleston, with munitions of war, was wrecked off Abacco. The wreckers saved most of the cargo in a damaged condition, and it was being sold at auction. Among the articles saved were six small brass cannon.
Preparations for enlistment under the new levy of 300,000 men are progressing in most of the States, and in some the enlistments have already actively commenced. Resolutions unanimously passed the New Hampshire Legislature, pledging that State to raise her full quota. The America Express Company have patriotically and unanimously resolved to continue any of their employees who may promptly enlist under the new call, lose half their pay, and ensure them their situations at the close of the war.
A statement has been published that enlisted men are entitled to twenty-five dollars bounty in advance, and one month's pay on the organization of their companies. It is believed that there will be much enthusiasm in the enlistments, has there is a very general confidence that the war can soon be ended successfully.