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he deserters further state that some days ago seven days rations were issued to Lee's army, and that it was currently believed his intention was to commence a forward movement. The Red river expedition. A telegram from Cairo, dated the 21st instant, says: Advices from Grand Ecore, Red river, to the morning of the 15th, have been received. The battle on the 8th was fought at the Sabine Cross Roads. The rebels were commanded by Gens. Magrude, Holmes, and Taylor, all under Gen Kirby Smith. The rebel loss in the first day's fight is placed at fifteen hundred. The second day's fight was at Pleasant Hill, where, as previously stated, the enemy was most gloriously routed and driven from the field by our forces under Gen. A. J. Smith, Gen Banks commanding in chief. The enemy's loss is heavy, and at least two to our one. Among their killed were Gens Mouton and Parsons. Financial. Gold is again higher — the closing rate at 10 P. M on the 22d, at Gallagher
, of which two divisions had been sacrificed the day before, was able to take no part in this battle, and that the losses of the 19th Army Corps had also been heavy on the 8th, and that the 16th Army Corps now, although victorious, suffered heavily from the desperate fighting of the enemy. So that, upon the whole, Gen Banks, on the morning of the 10th of April, found his army in that condition in which it seemed to him advisable to decline further contest with the rebel force under Gen Kirby Smith, and to retreat He fell back from Pleasant Hill to Grand Encore, a distance of thirty-five miles The enemy had been so severely repulsed on the evening of the 9th that they seemed to have been unable — or possibly, for another reason, unwilling — to pursue the retiring forces of Gen Banks; and the march to Grand Encore was accomplished without molestation. It is reported that Gen Steele, who when last heard from was at Camden, Arkansas, and whose force was meant to have effected a
Mayor's Court. --Recorder Caskie president in this court on Saturday: Joseph Parker, a member of Caskie's Rangers, was charged with being a person of evil-fame, and a deserter. The officer who arrested him not being able to make out the papers which Parker had, took it for granted that all was not right, and therefore it was why the arrest was made. On exhibiting them, however, to the Recorder Saturday morning they were found to be all right, and that his furlough did not run out till the 30th ult. Parker was therefore dismissed, and promised to return forth with to his company. The continued case against Lewis Lynaman, charged with having and receiving seven chickens, the property of James B Smith, knowing them to have been stolen was again postponed till this morning in order that it may be disposed of by the Mayor, before whom the party was first arraigned.
Tenn railroad at Dublin Depot. A portion of this force has been dispersed by Gens Morgan and W E Jones, who are in pursuit of the remainder. "IV. The army of Gen Banks has sustained a severe defeat in Western Louisiana by the forces of Gen Kirby Smith, and returned to Alexandria, losing several thousand prisoners, thirty-five pieces of artillery, and a large number of wagons, whilst some of the most formidable gunboats that accom- panied the expedition were destroyed to save them from caen of our wounded who had neither food nor drink for four days. This is well avouched. Nothing was done to day until about 4 o'clock, when there was some cannonading lasting for an hour, and just before sunset there was cavalry fighting near Smith's Mid on the Telegraph road, lasting for about an hour. Grant's new move indicates, in my judgment, no purpose to fall back, but rather to get nearer the railroad, in order to have less wagon transportation. As usual on the line of their ma