Perryville and defeat of General Cooper
General Blunt captures Fort Smith
Generals Steele and Davidson capture little Rock
Colonel Blair sends out a reconnoissance
a new department wanted
Generalpossession of the Fort and City.
The latest dispatches via St. Louis state Generals Steele and Davidson have captured Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas.
The city was taken without any hard fightie advance of our troops while marching across the country.
If the forces of Generals Blunt and Davidson form a junction now, the Arkansas River can be opened to navigation above Little Rock.
It may General Price's army, recently driven from Little Rock by our troops under Generals Steele and Davidson. Colonel Bowen, commanding the Second Brigade, stationed at Webber's Falls above Fort Smith, hmarched to the latter place by this time, to relieve Colonel Cloud.
Unless Generals Steele and Davidson continue the pursuit of Price's army from Little Rock, it will likely either march to Fort Smit