, their exact loss cannot be ascertained, but it must have been two hundred or three hundred killed. The rebel General (formerly Colonel) Albert G. Thompson, ( Bert Thompson, ) while leading on a charge, was killed by the explosion of a shell, within forty feet of the fort, and his body so badly mangled that it could not be carriedring this attack we upset one of the rebel pieces of artillery, and kept them from getting any of their guns in position.
We also claim to have killed rebel General Thompson, who was struck by a shell and torn all to pieces.
He fell about forty yards from the Fort, where he lay with the rest of the killed all day Saturday.
I sateamer in the dry-dock, and brought out fifty prisoners.
My loss at Union City and Paducah, as far as known, is twenty-five killed and wounded--among them Colonel Thompson, commanding the Kentucky brigade, killed; Lieutenant-Colonel Lanhum, of the Faulkner regiment, mortally wounded; and Colonel Crosslin, of the Ninth Kentucky,