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. S. Army, in command of about 500 Federal troops, surrendered to a force of Texan troops, some 3,000 strong, without firing a shot. Major Lynch abandoned Fort Fillmore on the 26th ult., and marched toward Fort Staunton, eighteen miles from Fort Fillmore. He surrendered his whole command to the Texan troops. It is believed iFort Fillmore. He surrendered his whole command to the Texan 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 Mwelve 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