Mobile, Aug. 15.
--A special despatch to the Advertiser and Register,
, 14th, says:
reports officially that on the 7th inst., in command of three companies of Confederate scouts, he attacked the Yankee
force near Decatur
, chasing them into the town and capturing 123 privates and one officer, besides killing and wounding a considerable number.
The Confederate loss was one killed and three wounded. He brought off fifty-six stand of arms.
On the succeeding day he chased a scouting party of Yankees, burned the trestle work of the railroad, and cut the telegraph wires.
The enemy are fortifying against cavalry at five positions between Tuscumbia
; but can be driven out by artillery.
is at Corinth