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Another Confederate victory. Mobile, April 11th. To Gen. S. Cooper, A. and I. General: The following report was received at Baton Rouge on the 3d instant from the Surgeon General of Banks's army: We met the enemy near Shreveport. Union force repulsed with great loss. How many can you accommodate in hospitals at Baton Rouge? Steamer Essex, or Benton, destroyed by torpedoes in Red river, and a transport captured by Confederates. Farragut reported preparing to attack Mobile. Six monitors coming to him. The garrisons of New Orleans and Baton Rouge were very much reduced for the purpose of increasing Banks's forces. D. H. Maury, Major General Commanding.