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visible in the vicinity of Jackson and Madison Station at 10 o'clock Saturday night. Before General French retired he caused a large lot of cotton at the depot to be destroyed. A few cars were left at the depot. The railroad between Brandon and Jackson was left uninjured by our troops. In addition to the two columns which moved out on Cauton and Jackson, another was reported as advancing on Chrystal Springs, but this needs further confirmation before it is entitled to full credence. Sherman was in chief command. We learn that a stand will be made at Morton. All telegraphic communications, except for military purposes, have been interdicted by Gen. Polk, which fact accounts for our failure to receive intelligence of these important movements several days ago. We see nothing particularly discouraging in all this. The occupation of Jackson and the withdrawal of the main body of our infantry force cast of the Pearl, is no more than we all expected.--Indeed, indications for
ankees were occupying the basement of the church at the time. It is not known whether it was the result of accident or design, but supposed to have been the former. Of the twelve citizens who were arrested and required to take the oath of allegiance to the Lincoln Government or leave the Yankee lines, we have heard of Messrs. Geo. P. Beirne, Stephen W. Harris, and Dr. Anthony, having arrived in Dixie. Of many family residences in which the Yankees have quartered, we learn that Gen Sherman and staff have taken full possession of Mr. Beirne's, with the furniture pictures, &c., occupying it as headquarters, and the portion of Mr. B's family at home being thus compelled to seek a home with friends. Gen. Smith has made Gov. Clay's residence his headquarters, leaving but two rooms for the use of the family, and a portion of J. W. Clay's residence is similarly occupied. The country on the south side of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, from Morrisville to Bridgeport, is