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From the Army in Virginia.

GLORIOUS NEWS.

OFFICIAL DISPATCHES.

Petersburg Captured.

RICHMOND OCCUPIED.

New York Stock & Produce Market.

ETC., ETC., ETC.

BUFFALO, April 3. — Dispatches from eastern cities show great excitement over the fall of Petersburg and Richmond.

A dispatch from President Lincoln to the War Department at 8:30 this a.m., reports Petersburg evacuated.

WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, April 3, 12 a.m. — [OFFICIAL.] — Maj. Gen. Dix: The following official confirmation of the capture of Richmond and announcement that the city is on fire has been received.

[Signed,] E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.

CITY POINT, April 3, 11 A.M. — E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: Gen. Weitzel telegraphs as follows:

We took Richmond at 8:15 this morning and captured many guns. The enemy left in great haste. The city is on fire in one place. We are all making every effort to put it out.

The people receive us with enthusiastic expressions of joy.

Gen. Grant started early this morning with the army toward the Danville road, to cut off Lee's retreating army if possible.

President Lincoln has gone to the front.

T. S. BOWERS, A. A. G.