Confederate gun-boat firing into a Yankee Fort — the Federal expedition postponed — the rumored Promotion of Col. Heath.
--Last Sunday three Confederate gun-boats went within gunshot of Cairo
and fired fifteen rounds at Fort Holt
The Federals scampered out of their tents and would not fight one gun-boat anchored in the channel below Cairo
, employed on the wharf, and a deserter from the Federals
, says that Sunday was fixed on as the day for the Federals
to come down with 60,000 men, but the expedition was postponed.
The rumored appointment of Col. Heath
, to supercede Gen. Price
, in the Department of Missouri, has created great dissatisfaction, and especially among the Missourians.