Condition of the Federal Army in Texas.
--The steamer Empire City
is ready to depart from New York.
She has been chartered for the purpose of taking one hundred tons of army stores to Indianola, Texas
, for the subsistence of the United States troops, who are supposed to have accumulated at that port to the number of 1,000 men. An army officer will go out in the steamer to superintend affairs, but he will not be accompanied by any soldiers.
The Empire City
carries no arms or ammunition.
What her next move will be after she has reached Indianola
, is not publicly known, but it is supposed, with good reason, that she will take six hundred troops (all that she can conveniently carry) and bring them to New York.
This load, with that which the Daniel Webster
undoubtedly brought away, will diminish the number of United States troops in Texas
to about 1,500 men, of which number about 700 constitute a fine regiment of cavalry.
At last accounts this mounted corps were scattered all along the frontier, and definite intelligence has not been received as to their fate — whether they have surrendered by squads, or have got together and determined to retain their horses and arms against all attacks.