Capture of a Federal mail steamer--Yankee opinion of the Arkansas.
Jackson, Miss., July 21.
--Lieut. Col. Ferguson
's cavalry, with two companies and a field battery, had captured and destroyed a Federal mail steamer at Skipwith's Landing, eighty miles above Vicksburg
succeeded in obtaining possession of the mail bag from the ship Richmond
, en route for Washington
The contents are highly interesting.
Yankee letters admit the impossibility of capturing Vicksburg
without an immense land force, and admit that the Arkansas
They evince great terror of the Arkansas
Her appearance round the bend this morning was the signal for a general stampede.--The bombarding continued slowly to- day.