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late this evening, and was obstinate, as the enemy were forced to make repeated stands to hold us in check, and to save their pack-mules, etc., from a stampede. The fight closed with a grand cavalry charge of the enemy's whole force. We repulsed them with heavy loss, and completely routed them. S. D. Lee. Leonidas Polk, Lieutenant-General. Atlanta Confederacy account. Demopolis, February 22, 1864. News from the front grows stale. The enemy having prospected as far south as De Soto, on the Mobile road, seem to be hesitating as to their future movements. It seems the Yankees are by no means sanguine of their future success, and many report that the subordinate officers and men are extremely nervous and apprehensive, and swear that Sherman is crazy and doomed to destruction. There is no doubt but that Sherman expected material aid and full cooperation from a column that was to come down through North-Mississippi. So entirely was this support relied upon, that the Fe