—Gen. Ulysses S. Grant sends this letter to Pres. Lincoln as a report on the Battle of Corinth:
JACKSON, TENN., October 9, 1862. Your dispatch received. Cannot answer it so fully as I would wish. Paroled now 813 enlisted men and 43 commissioned officers in good health; 700 Confederate wounded already sent to Iuka paroled; 350 wounded paroled still at Corinth. Cannot tell the number of dead yet. About 800 rebels already buried. Their loss in killed about nine to one of ours. The ground is not yet clear of their unburied dead. Prisoners yet arriving by every road and train. This does not include casualties where Ord attacked in the rear. He has 350 well prisoners, besides two batteries and small-arms in large numbers. Our loss there was between 400 and 500. Rebel loss about the same. General Oglesby is shot through the breast and the ball lodged in the spine. Hopes for his recovery. Our killed and wounded at Corinth will not exceed 900, many of them slightly.
U. S. GRANT,
President of the United States.
---John Beauchamp Jones, a clerk in the Confederate War Department, writes in his journal concerning the rising of prices in Richmond:
My wife has obviated one of the difficulties of the blockade, by a substitute for coffee, which I like very well. It is simply corn meal, toasted like coffee, and served in the same manner. It costs five or six cents per pound-coffee, $2.50.
---James Keen Munnerlyn, Jr., of the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry Regiment, writes home about a skirmish between his regiment and the Yankees before the Battle of Antietam: