The great Texas expedition, so often hinted at in the Yankee papers, has been repulsed, with the loss of two gunboats composing it. The 19th Army corps, under Ben Franklin, left New Orleans on the 4th inst., in transports, accompanied by four gunboats, to capture Sabine City, a point of great strategic value on the line dividing preparations were made for the attack.
Capt. Crocker, of the Clifton, was to feel the enemy, uncover the batteries, and ascertain his strength and position.
Gens. Franklin and Weitzel examined the shore of the Pass to find the most eligible point for landing the forces.
The Clifton steamed up the Pass, occasionally throwing a sachem — and blew up another.
All our sharpshooters on one of the boats were captured, and it was only by prompt and rapid movements that the Commanding General, Franklin, managed to get away.
The New York papers have news from Charleston to the 16th inst.:
Gen. Gillmore was mounting heavy guns on th