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to be remembered by the citizens of this vicinity.--About 3½ o'clock P. M. the pickets in the courthouse at Prentiss, Bolivar county, Miss., discovered the smoke of boats up the river, which was evidently coming down. A courier was immediately dis our surprise when their true object was discovered, which was fully developed about dusk, in the burning of the town of Prentiss without leaving a house.--After Capt. Moyson fired, the gunboat "Q," which had nearly reached Prentiss, turned and went et to the Yankees. They burnt him alive in the jail. Thus, Monday morning last the sun rose to find the little town of Prentiss in ashes. The enemy's fleet lay at the landing all night, and the town was set on fire. No more disturbance was made dorious for plundering. They seem to be nothing but a band of robbers and thieves, whose only object is to steal and burn where they go. They showed no inclination whatever to fight while at Prentiss, and seemed only bent upon burning and robbing.