Situation of affair at Mobile.
--A correspondent of the Atlanta Commonwealth
writes from Mobile
(May 31) as follows:
Eighteen Federal war vessels appeared off the mouth of our harbor to-day, and shelled Fort Morgan
for two hours. No damage done to the fort no lives lost on our side.
The fleet was from New Orleans, and destined for All quiet here to-night.
This greater part of Farragut
's fleet have gone up the Mississippi river
, and no serious attack will be made on Mobile
It is Butlor's desires to form a connection with Halleck
's army, by the way of the Mississippi river
Until this is accomplished he will not attack Mobile
There will be a land and water attack at the same time on Mobile
The Federals have landed large force at Pensacola
They are now cautiously feeling their way from.
towards the railroad connecting this city with Montgomery
A force has been sent out to meet them.
Butter sees sanguine of taking Mobile
without much trouble, for in his report to the cretery of War relating to the capture of New Orleans, he said:
is ours whenever we choose."
A few days since, commenting on his expedition, he was heard to say:
"When my fleet returns from Memphis
, if Mobile
does not immediately surrender I will blow her out of the water"
On hearing of Buller
's braggadocio, Gen. Forney
, who commands the forces for the defence of Mobile
, quietly remarked, "That's a gained two can play at."