Confederate victory in Arkansas
Opothieyholo's army Completely routed
heavy loss of the enemy!
Memphis Jan. 3.
--A dispatch has been received from Little Rock, Ark.
, containing official information that Col. James McIntosh
, in command of four regiments, had a fight with the forces under Opothleyholo, the Indian
chief, about seventy-five miles northwest of Fort Gibson
, on the 26th of December. The fight lasted four hours, and resulted in the total rout of the enemy, who lost 200 in killed, wounded, and missing--100 were taken prisoners.
The Confederate loss was 12 killed and 20 wounded. Col. McIntosh
was still pursuing Opothleyholo, and the latter was fleeing to Kansas
The Confederates captured a large number of wagons, 100 horses, &c.
[The news in the above dispatch is substantially confirmed by dispatches to the Government