horses, saddles, guns, &c.
Cortina passed on the 20th, about nine miles below, and had Capt. Benavides completely hemmed up in Redmond's house, hoping to starve him out, and firing on him from time to time.
One of Benavides' men volunteered to take an express through the enemy at Laredo, and Lieut. Callaghan started from there at 8 o'clock P. M., and arrived here at 9 o'clock next morning, riding sixty-five miles in thirteen hours, accompanied by Don Bacilto Benavides and several citizens of Laredo.
With twenty men of the company he met, about two miles from here, Cortina's advanced , and a great many of them left their guns.
In five minutes after arriving, they, with Capt. Benavides, went out to attack Cortina, and the above was the result.
Cortina escaped with about ten got about 12 miles beyond Guerrero.
It was a short, but brilliant fight, and one for which Capt. Benavides' company deserves a great deal of credit.--Cortina, it not attacked so promptly, in a few d