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xan troops. It is believed in Santa Fe that the Texans have also taken the stock and coaches belonging to the Santa Fe and El Paso Mail Company, as their coach had failed to arrive in Santa Fe. On the 3d instant an engagement took place at Mesilla, between a body of Federal troops and seven hundred Confederates, under command of Captain Baylor. Captain McNeely and Lieutenant Brooks, of the Federal army, were wounded in the engagement, and twelve of the Confederates killed. Night coming on, put an end to the engagement. The Texans were remaining in Mesilla and the Federal forces were going to Fort Fillmore, about one hundred miles distant. Considerable fears were entertained for the safety of Fort Union, and the commanding officer at that point was having it fortified and entrenched. Colonel Loring, formerly of the United States army, is said to be in command of a body of Texan Rangers. From Fortress Monroe. The Baltimore Sun, of Wednesday, says: