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Chicago, April 14 A ppecial to tlio Journal, . from Cairo, says : "Reauregard oalied a council of war of all the bent rebel Generáis before the battle of Pittsburg. ïhere were present Pillow, Flojrd, Breckinridge, Hafdee, Bragff, Cheatham, A. S.jJoliDston, Busbrod Johnson, tho rebel Provisional Governor of Kentucky, and a few other gentlemen. The policy was fixed on : Jf they beat ug ttaey would follow ua'up and drive us nurih as far as possible. If beaten, tl'ioy would withdraw their forcea from thu border Sbates, and coake a desperate stand in the Gulf States. "Van Dom did not reach Corinth till the h'ght was over. "It ia now believed by poraons latest irom Pittsburg that the rebel force ia action was 05,000. " The Ninth llliaoia, oould count but 200 efi'trctivo men on Monday morning; the llth Illinois but 45, and' the l'itii Lowa but 17 men. "Gentlemon from Pittsburg report ihe wounded well cared for in transporta and barraoMt. "No bati!-e ís oxpectod for some time. Heavy rain s made the roads impassablu for artillery and army wagons. St. Louis, April 14. The Steamer January arrived at our wharf last evening with several huncl red of our sick and wounded from Pittsburg. Capt. Bartlett, of the January, reports that the Minnehaha, loaded wilh woundüd, has gono up the Ohio. The City of Memphis landed 1,000 wounded at Mound City.- Arnong the wounded is Capt. Wm. Copp, of the Ninth Indiana, who saya there is no doubt of the death of Gen. Kragg, in Monday 's fight; also, that Johnson the so-called Provisional Governor of Kentueky, is dend. He died as ho lay within eix foot of Capt. Copp, on board the Hannibal. The whole rebel army in the battle was 123 regiment, about 75,000 men. These facts are obtained frora a Brigade Quartermaater, named Wintern, who xas taken prisoner. Our total killed and wounded is now eslimated at oight thousand. General Waltóce, of Illinois, at last accounts was Btill living, with slight hopos of recovcry. The name of Col. John H. McIIenry, of the Seventeenth Kentucky, wounded at Pittsburg, was erroneously ])rintej in tbe first dispatchea as O. MeKindry. The s-teamer Woodford arrived last night with about three hundred prisoners from Pittsburg.


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