has been gone, nobody can conjecture.
But for the fact that the President and the Secretary of War fairly drove him into a movement, on pain of wresting from him his bottom, it is doubtful whether McClellan would have discovered the absence of the enemy till midsummer."
Bloody fight in Mexico — the Texans Victorious.
The following is the Yankee version of the battle in New Mexico, heretofore alluded to, in which a decided success attended the Confederate arms:
St. Louis, March 13.
--The Republican has advices from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to February 23d, giving details of a recent battle at Fort Craig.
The figat commenced on the morning of the 21st, between a portion of our troops, under Col. Roberts, and the enemy, across the Rio Grande, with varied success, until 2 o'clock, Col. Canby then crossed the river in force with a battery of six pieces, under Capt. McCray of the cavalry, but detailed in command of the battery — He had also a small battery of two h