of the garrison — probably several hundred--had made an attempt to escape the previous night, but the guard of the enemy was so strict that they could not pass out.
The number of the garrison which surrendered was between five thousand and six thousand, of whom there were not more than two thousand effective men for duty.
During the siege about two hundred had been killed and three hundred wounded, besides several deaths from sickness.
Among the officers killed were Colonel Pixley, of Arkansas, Captain Boone, of Louisiana, and Lieutenant Simonton, of the First Mississippi, besides a few others with whose names our informant was not familiar.
The universal feeling in the garrison is, that General Gardner did every thing in his power to foil the enemy and protract the siege, and only succumbed to the direst necessity.
The garrison, too, have made a noble record.
Even the enemy's accounts, upon which we have been entirely dependent for nearly two months, bear testimony to heroi