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unboats which so gallantly ran the fire of the rebel batteries, a few nights since, yesterday attacked and reduced a fort of the enemy opposite dismounting eight heavy guns. The following is a copy of the order of Gen Makall on assuming the command of the rebel forces on the 5th inst: "Soldiers — We are strangers. The commander to the commanded, and each to the other. Let me tell you who I am "I am a General; made by Beauregard — a General selected by Generals Beauregard and Bragg for this command when they knew it was in peril. They have known me for twenty years. Together we have stood in, the fields of Mexico. Give them your confidence. Give it to me when I have earned it. "Soldiers, the Mississippi valley is entrusted to your courage, to your discipline, to your patience. Exhibit the vigilance and coolness of last night, and hold it. (Signed) "Wm. D. Makall, "Brigadier-General Commanding." I regret that the painful condition of my foot, still r
king the cities of the Mississippi Valley, is not fairly began.--We never read in print such glorification of an army, of its men, its discipline and equipments, as those which the Yankees uttered about the grand Federal army that was moving on Corinth, nor a more contemptuous account than they gave of the Southern forces at Corinth. The boasting last year about the Grand. Army of the Potomac afforded the only thing that approached a parallel. They were going to bolt Johnston, Beauregard, Bragg, &c., at a mouthful. But look at the result. No sooner were they away from the protection of their gunboats than their superior numbers, discipline and equipments availed them nothing, and another Manassas smote them to the earth. We believe that thus it will be to the end; but the South will continue to fight on, fight ever, and leaving to the North the penile part of howling itself hoarse over indecisive achievements, and boasting grandiloquently of victories before they are won, addres