Havoc of the enemy among our steamboats.
the Tennessee river Bridge not burnt.
reported attack on Fort Donelson
Memphis, Feb. 11.
--There has been a heavy loss of steamboats on the Tennessee river
, in consequence of the invasion by the Federal
, and Sam Orr
On Saturday the Appleton Belle
and Lynn Bird
, Confederate boats, were burnt by our troops at the month of Duck river
The Sam Kirkman
, and Time, also Confederate boats, (the latter with $100,000 worth of Government stores,) were abandoned and burnt at Florence
The steamer Dunbar
was sunk in Cypress creek
The Cerro Gordo
and Sallie Ward
were the only Confederate boats captured by the Federal
The Federal gun-boats have left the river but were expected to return.
They took twenty thousand pounds of salt pork from Florence
, but refused to touch private property, not even cotton.
Passenger trains on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad have resumed their trips.
It is reported that the Federal
are concentrating a large force in the vicinity of Paris
, where there are about 1,800 Confederate cavalry.
The Tennessee river
bridge has not been burnt.
It was reported [via Paris
] that Fort Donelson
was attacked on Saturday, but nothing has been heard of any such engagement via Nashville
One General, two Captains
, two Lieutenants
, and seventy-five privates were captured in Fort Henry
. Twenty-two dead bodies were found in the fort.
The Federal have abandoned Fort Henry
, and are fortifying Fort Angilo, opposite. S. Fort Henry
has been inundated, and the walls are caving in.
The Federal threaten to take possession of the Memphis and Ohio Railroad within two weeks, to which they have easy access.
Twenty Federal stern-wheel boats, from Southern Illinois
, appeared in the river on Sunday.
Military excitement is growing warm in Memphis
and throughout this region.
A public meeting was held here on yesterday to organize for defence.