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AMERICA. HETKEAT OF THE AMY OF INVASION. SURRENDER OF VICKSBURG. NEW YORX, JULY 6, (Morning).—The engagement at Gettysburg, reported by General Meade on the 3rd inst., was not renewed, General Lee having withdrawn hÏ8 forces during the night. General Meade reports, under date 4th inst (morning), that the enemy had withdrawn from his position, occupied for an attack the previous day, but it was not known whether it was a manoeuvre, a retreat, or for other purposes. At noon on the 4th instant, General Meade re- ports: We now hold Gettysburg, The enemy has abandoned large numbers of killed and wounded on the field. He further reports, upon the morning of the 5th instant: — The enemy retired, under the cover of night and heavy rain, in the direction of Fairfield and Cashtown. Our cavalry are in pursuit. I cannot give you the de- tails of our cflpture in prisoners, colours and arms. Up- wards of 20 bottle-flags will be turned in from one corps. My wounded and those of the enemy are in our hands. The following are the details of the battle of the 3rd:- Th" battle commenced at daybreak by an attack of the Confederates with muskets and artillery upon the extreme left of the Federals. Fighting continued for three hours, when the Confederates are said to have fallen back, yielding the whole of the battle-field of that morning and the previous days. Simultaneously with the attack upon the left, the Con. federates attempted to flank the Federals right. This at- tempt was opposed by the Federal artillery on Cemetery- hill, but the Confederates pressed forward, and the Federal 12th and portions of the 11th corps became en- gaged. The fight took place in front of a densely wooded lofty mountain, from the summit of which the Confede- rate batterit. could command the Federal (lo,itl.,n on Cemetery-hill. To gain this position General Hill's corps. which fought on the previous day upon the left, was brought round to the right to reinforce General Early. To resist this onslaught the reserve of the Federal artil- lery was brought into play, and shelled the face of the mountain, where the Confederates were supposed to be, from elevated points at the back of Cemetery-bill. This, combined wi'h the vigorous resistance offeredlby the 11th corps, checked the Confederates, who had been advancing for an hour or two. At this juncture, 11 a.m., two brigades of militia which had arrived were thrown in to reinforce the Federal right, which was being badly pressed, and this reinforce- ment determined the contest. The Confederates retired slowly, fighting at every step, until the afternoon, when they abandoned the field in this direction, but within an hour they were again massed in the Federal front, and made an assault along the entire Federal line. They were driven back, and at 5 p.m., after twelve hours' fighting, the engagement terminated. At this time the Federals are said to have nearly the entire battle-field in their possessien. In this engagement it is stated that 50,000 men were put korsde combat, 20,000 of the Federals and 30,000 Confederates. It is astimated that the Federals have cap- tured trom 12,000 to 20,000 prisoners. The New York Herald saya A great deal now depends upon whether Lee fought with his whole army or has any considerable reserve. Lee has fallen back on the mountains of Cumberland Valley. He holds the passes of these mountains, and it may be that they will be sufficient to cover his retreat to the Potomac. If Lee's losses are exaggerated, and if he had, as reported, 12a,060 men, he will still be in a position to make a formidable resistance, but if his army was not so strong, and his losses are as reported, it will be impossible for him to maintain himself in Pennsyl- vania or Maryland, and he will endeavour to retreat to Virginia. In that case, the destruction of the pontoons at Williamspoint, and the present rapid rise of the Poto- mac, together with General Crouche's movements, may prevent Lee's retreat. The Herald, however, thinks Lee's army still large enough for mischief, and not to be despised. The Govern- ment, by reinforcing Meade, may now head off, destroy, and capture Lee's army but if now inactive they may prolong the struggle into another year. NEW YOHK, July 6, (Evening).—General Meade has issued an order thanking the army for the glorious result of the recent operations. He says: An enemy superior in numbers, and flushed with the pride of successful invasion, attempted to overcome or destroy this army. Baffled and defeated he has now withdrawn from the contesi. Our task is not yet accom- plished and the Commanding-General looks to the army for greater efforts to drive from the soil every vestige of the presence ot the invader. General Moade returns thanks to God that in the good- ness of His providence He has thought fit to give the victory to the cause of the just. NEW YORX, JULY 7 (NOON).—The Confederates have retreated from Gettysburg by way of Greencaatle and Hagerstown, where General Lee is said to have his head-quarters. There has been no general engagement since the 3rd inst., but cavalry skirmishing with General Lee's rear is continually progressing. General Lee's troops are said to be scattered over the mountains, and to be retreating to Virginia. 15,000 Confederate prisoners are reported to have been captured, as well as numerous waggen trains. The pontoon bridge at Williamspoint was not destroyed, as it was guarded by General Imboden's cavalry. The Potomac is now six feet above the fording level. The New York Herald has information from reliable authority, that Mr Stephens, the Confederate Vice- president, and the Confederate Commissioner, Mr Ould, came down the James River on the Confederate gunboat Dragon, under a flag of truce, requesting permission to present in person important communications from Presi- dent Jefferson Davie to President Lincoln. A Cabinet Council was held in consequence in Washington, and it was decided that permission should not be granted to Mr Stephens to come to Washington. Mr Stephens was informed that the ordinary channels of communication would suffice to transmit any message to President Lincoln. News received from New Orleans to the 1st inst. states that the bombardment of Port Hudson was vigoroualy progressing, and that the communication by steamer between New Orleans and Port Hudson was uninterrupted. Money easy, Gold 38! per cent. prem. NEW YORK, JULY 7 (AFTBBNOON).—Admiral Porter officially reports that Vicksburg surrendered to the Federal forces upon the 4th of July. NEW YORK, JULY 7 (EVENING) —The surrender of Vicksburg is slid to have been unconditional. General Crouch has received information from relitble sources that Lee intends occupying Maryland Heights until bis army can rccross the Potomac. The Confederates, 2,000 to 4,000 strong, under General Morgan, have made a raid into Kentucky, ad. vancing to Shepherdsville, and causing alarm at Louis- ville. The case of the Peterhoir is on trial. NEW YORK, JULY 8 (MoBNiNG).-The reports con- cerning the demoralisation of General Lee's army during its retreat are not confirmed. General Lee withdiew from Gettysburg in a south- westerly direction, towards the Potomac, and is sup- posed to be near the north bank of the river, between Harper's Ferry and Williamspoint, sending his waggons across the river in flat boats. The surrender of Vicksburgbas caused great enthusiasm throughout the North. Popular assemblies in Washington waited upon Presi- dent Lincoln to congratulate him. The President, General Halleck, and Messrs. Seward and Stanton, made speeches. Mr Seward said He had been censured for his predictions that the ebellion would be ended in ninety days, and it would have been ended before it was begun, if councils of riots had been held. It had been protracted by the :t ¡, hopes held out of foreign interference. If foreign nations would keep their hands off, the Americans would settle all their own quarrels. The Confederates have been repulsed in assaults upon Helena, Arkansas, and Donaldaville, Louisiana. General Banks, upon the 30th ult., was within twenty yards of the citadel at Port Hudson. NEW YORK, JULY 8 (NOON). -Dei;patehes from General Grant to General Halleck state that the Confe- derates at Vicksburg surrendered on the morning of the 4th, and were paroled as prisoners of war. The Potomac is so greatly swollen that it is impossible to build pontoon bridges across, and it is supposed Lee will give Meade battle somewhere between Hagerstown and the Potomac. General Imboden is at Williamspoint, guarding General Lee's waggon train. General Meade's army is marohing as rapidly as the roads will permit. 1,000 Confederate prisoners, including General Jones, captured by Kilpatrick's force, have arrived at Balti- more. NEW YORK, JULY 9 (EVENING). —General Lee Was yesterday between South Mountain and Hagerstown, and it is supposed a battle is imminent, as it is still asserted the Potomac is too high to admit the passage of the Confederate army. Bulford's and Kilpatrick's cavalry proceeded to Williamspoint, where they found the Confederates in force, and whilst retiring they were attacked between Hagerstown and Williamspoint by a large Confederate force, and the Federals were compelled to cut their way out with the loss of two guns. Kilpatrick is reported killed. General French also attempted to reach Williams- point, but was repulsed. General Meade's head-quarters are west of Frederick, and it is thought an engagement may take place on the old Antietam battle-ground. The statement that the Federal Government refused to receive Mr Stephens at Washington is officially con- firmed, with additional particulars. It is said that Mr Stephens desired to proceed to Washington in a Confe- derate steamer, as the bearer of communications in writing from Mr Davie, commander-in-chief of the Confederate land and naval forces, to Mr Lincoln, com- mander-in-chief of the United States land and naval forces. Mr Stephens was informed his request was inadmissible, the customary channels being adequate for military communications between the United States forces and the insurgents. It is stated that the Federal Government has ordered a levy of 300,000 conscripts, The draft in New York will take place on Monday. Mr Vallandigham has arrived at Halifax. ENTRY OF GENERAL FOREY INTO MEXICO. PARIS, JULY 18.-The Emperor has received the fol- lowing despatch, brought by one of bis orderly officers from Mexico. • Juarez fearing capture took to flight, and hastened with some troops in the direction of San Luis Potosi. General Bazaine then occupied Mexico, and the General- in-Chief entered the city on the JOth of June at the head of the army, accompanied by the French Minister and General Almonte. The enthusiasm was at its height during General Forey's triumphal march through the city, in the midst of 200,000 inhabitants cheering for the Emperor, the Empress, and the French intervention. The success of the French has produced a great effect through- out the country. I am charged to present to the Emperor five flags and thirteen banners, taken in different combats at Puebla. • The keys, in silver, of the city of Mexico have been offered to the Emperor by the municipalities, in a letter addressed to the General-in-Chief.' A small rifled cannon, taken at Puebla, is offered to the Prince Imperial by the army of Mexico. PARtS, JULY 19.-The despatches of General Forey detailing the entry of the French into Mexico, state that the troops were literally overwhelmed by the crowns of flowers and bouquets showered upon them by the inhabi- tants. The General will give more ample details at the earhetit opportunity. The reception was unparalleled for enthusiasm in history, possessing a political bearing of immense importance upon the entry of the French. NEW YORK, JULY 6 (EvENmo).—The New York papers publish intelligence from Mexico, via Havana, stating that General Forey entered the city of Mexico on the 10th ult. He is announced to have been enthusiastically received by the inhabitants. General Forey received a deputation, to whom he expressed a desire for the re-establishment of peace and order. He thanked the inhabitants for their reception, and urged them to assist him in the work of regenera- tion Juarez, with 6,000 troops, has retired to San Luis Potosi, and the French were preparing to march against that place.

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