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Destruction of the "Arkansas,"the capture of Baton RougeGen Breckinridge's dispatches. Mobile, Aug. 8--A special dispatch to the Advertise and Register dated Jackson, to-day, says! Gen. Van-Dorn permits me to copy the following dispatches: "Amite River, Aug. 6.--About one o'clock this morning the Federal gunboats attacked the Confederate ram Arkansas. Messengers inform me that she fought them well for sometime, inflicting great damage. She was then blown up by her crow. The messenger thinks they all escaped. "(Signed) John C. Breckinridge." "Collet's River, ten miles from Baton Rouge, Aug. 6--We occupied the whole of the town and the battle field till evening, but no decisive result was gained after my last dispatch. There being no water between here and the Mississippi river come with her machinery injured five miles above the town all day yesterday. Her commander sent me word last evening that he would try to get her up the river, and asks if it be po
passed August 30, 1861. Mr. Trippe, of Ga, presented a joint resolution in relation to the discharge of non-commissioned officers and privates in certain cases. Referred to the Military Committee. Mr. Read, of Ky., offered a resolution that the office of Sergeant-at-Arms be created, and that this House proceed to elect such officer on Monday, the 25th of August. This resolution was withdrawn without action upon it. Mr. Moore, of Ky., submitted a resolution of thanks to Gen. Breckinridge and his officers and soldiers for the brilliant victory over the enemy at Baton Rouge. Adopted. Mr. Crockett, of Ky., offered a resolution that the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to report to this House what number of additional troops would be raised by the extension of the Conscript bill. Referred to the Military Committee. Mr. Perkins,of La., offered a resolution that the Military Committee be instructed to inquire into the propriety of providing by law for th
Reported capture of Haynes's Bluff, &c. Mobile, Aug. 22. --A special dispatch to the Advertiser and Register, dated Jackson, 31st, says: "The enemy have taken Haynes's Bluff, on the Yasoo river, which gives then control of the mouth, and furnishes a good base for operations against Vickburg. Gen Breckinridge arrived here this evening; also, the Confederate sick from below. Large numbers of the Port Donelson officers are here to meet their commands, who are daily expected from Western prisons. The Federals continue to ravage the river plantations, but venture no further than eight or ten miles from shore.
al Sheridan was ordered to reconnoitre in force — to hold the road for the advance of infantry, and accompany the pontoon train. He has accomplished this with the 1st and 2d Divisions. Two postoon bridges are already 1 held at Hanover Town. The 5th corps will follow the 6th. Hanover Town consists of some three or four old farm houses. The enemy did not defend the laying of the pontoons. A few pickets made a slight demonstration and immediately retired. It is ascertained that Breckinridge's command is at Hanover Junction, probably ten or twelve thousand strong, and that a strong force of cavalry is at Atlee's. Our cavalry in force, under the command of Col. Gregg, with one battery of flying artillery, made a reconnaissance this morning in the direction of the White House, which is about sixteen miles distant. They have not yet returned. It is ascertained that Gen. Smith is at the White House. [In the following dispatch the correspondent describes the fight at H
strong and deep, and the last spot of the Confederacy that will ever voluntarily succumb to oppression is this mountain land. The cadets of the V M institute have won imperishable renown by their conduct in the late battle with Sigel. Gen Breckinridge said he had never seen anything more beautiful. The institute ought to be cherished by the Confederacy as the apple of its eye. Gen Breckinridge, by the way, is a universal favorite here and with the soldiers of his army. They say his manœGen Breckinridge, by the way, is a universal favorite here and with the soldiers of his army. They say his manœduring in the battle with Sigel was masterly, and that the energy of his movements reminds them of Jackson. The seasons have been very propitious in this region for the growing crops and vegetables. There was probably never so much land in cultivation before. They say they know not how it is but though the amount of labor has greatly diminished, the amount of cultivation has greatly increased. With the blessings of Providence we may hope for glorious harvests. At present prices many ess