The Confederates at Cincinnati.
surrender of the city Demanded.
the Mayor Asks for four Hours consideration.
capture of Covington and Newport.
Grenada Sept. 8.
--The Memphis Appeal
, of the 7th, contains the following dispatch:
Boat B arrived last evening, at 4 o'clock, from Cairo
A gentleman on board had a copy of an extra, just issued from the Garetts
office at Cairo
, previous to the departure of the boat, which states substantially as follows:
On Thursday morning the Federal
forces at Covington
were marched out to meet General Kirby Smith
, who was nine miles off. After an hour's march General Smith
was encountered, and the Federal
forces were drawn up in line of battle and ordered to fire.
After they had fired one round it was discovered that the Confederates
had an overwhelming force, and the entire Federal force was ordered to fall back, General Smith
advancing upon them.
When the Confederates
, Gen. Smith
demanded the surrender of both places, which was complied with — he taking possession Friday morning at 10:30. A flag of truce was sent across the river, and the surrender of Cincinnati
demanded, two hours being allowed the authorities.
asked for four hours, which was granted.
, in response to inquiries, informed the citizens that private property would be respected, but all United States
property must be delivered up.