hours, and could have held it longer, but found the small-pox raging, and evacuated the place.
We captured many stores and horses, burned up sixty bales of cotton, one steamer in the dry-dock, and brought out fifty prisoners.
My loss at Union City and Paducah, as far as known, is twenty-five killed and wounded, among them Col Thompson, commanding the Kentucky Brigade, killed; Lieut. Col. Lanhum, of the Faulkner regiment, mortally wounded, and Col. Crosslin, of the 9th Ky., and Lieut-Col Morton, of the 2d Tennessee, slightly wounded.
The enemy's loss at Paducah was fifty killed and wounded. The prisoners in all five hundred. N. B. Forrest.
Demopolis, April 3. To Gen. S. Cooper:
The following dispatch just received from Gen. Forrest:
"Jackson, Tenn, via Waterford, April 2.--Six hundred Federal prisoners will arrive at Ripley, Miss, to-day, en route for Demopolis.
Colonel Neely engaged Hunt (?) on the 29th March, near Bolivar, capturing his entire