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ragg having routed Buell, Johnston may be enabled-to regain Nashville, and Forts Henry and Donelson, and Polk Columbus and Hickman. This done, the enemy's gunboats will have to cease their bombardment of the island, or render themselves liable to be out off. As if they were apprehending something of this kind, the enemy have been moving the land forces which invested New Madrid to Hickman and Columbus, where they can be ready to advance either down the river against the island, or against Gen. Polk's army on the railroad. One thing seems certain, a heavy blow to one side or the other must soon be effected somewhere in Tennessee. Whatever the final issue at Island 10, Gen. Trudeau and our army there deserve the highest gratitude of the country for their success and determination thus far in holding that position against the superior appliances of the enemy for its bombardment. While alluding to Gen. Trudeau, I must not omit mentioning an incident of some interest in connection