The Federals caught in a Trap — Abandonment of Fort Henry.
Our loss at Fort Henry.
New Orleans, Feb. 12.
--A dispatch just received from Memphis
states that the latest advices received from the Tennessee river
, report that Gen. Pillow
has got the Federal
forces hemined in near Fort Donelson
The river is still rising, and Fort Henry
is completely submerged.
It was, of course, abandoned by the Federals
One Federal gunboat returned to the Tennessee river
bridge from Flor The bridge is guarded by 500 Federals.
There is a large Confederate cavalry force between them and Paris
The Union men in Wakely county are cheering loudly for the success of the Lincolnites.
The people of Paris
are preparing to leave.
The latest advices from Paducah
state that steamers are constantly arriving with troops, destined for the Tennessee river
. Fourteen steamers have already gone towards Fort Donelson
Heavy firing was heard in that direction on Tuesday.
The Confederate loss at Fort Henry
was five killed and ten wounded. Gen. Tilghman
and fifty-four others surrendered.
is a prisoner at Paducah
The Federal gunboat Essex
was injured, and thirty-two on board of her were scalded to death.
The aggregate Federal loss was about one hundred.