vance out of Oxford last night.
"All the particulars of the Fort Gaines surrender known, are that the commanding officer communicated with the enemy and made terms, without authority.
His fort was in good condition — the garrison having suffered little.
"He made no reply to repeated orders and signals from General Page to hold his fort, and surrendered upon conditions not known here. "D. H. Maury, Major-General."
Each fresh development in regard to the surrender of Fort Gaines goes to prove that it was an act of cowardice or treachery on the part of its commanding officer, Colonel Anderson, of the Twenty-first Alabama regiment.
The fort is a casemated work, mounting some fifty guns, was well manned, and provisioned for six months; and we have the assurance of General Maury that it was in good condition, and that the garrison had suffered but little.
All this looks very dark for Colonel Anderson, though there is a vague hope — very vague, we confess,--that whe