Luka, Miss., via Mobile, Sept. 22d.
--The right wing of the enemy, under General Rose eight thousand strong, were found advancing about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, on the Jac-mo road, driving in our pickets.
immediately ordered Gen. Herbert
to move with his own and Martin
's brigade against them, and went himself upon the field, accompanied by Gen. Little
They met them advancing in line of battle about a mile north of the town.
Our line was immediately formed, and the battle opened.
Discovering that the enemy were in force, Gen. Price
sent back for the other brigades of Little
They came forward at double-quick, but did not reach the field until the enemy were driven back from every position more than six hundred yards, with the loss of over fifty prisoners and nine pieces of artillery, Darkness prevented further pursuit, and Little
's division bivouacked on the field.
Our loss in killed, wounded and missing will reach two hundred and fifty. Gen. Little
, and Mayberry
The enemy having received heavy reinforcements during the night, Gen. Price
determined to carry out the orders of the previous morning, and the army left Luka between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, bringing off the captured stores.
The attack which the enemy made upon our rear guard was repulsed with severe loss to them.
Our loss was only one man. The 3d Louisiana, Whitfield
's Legion, and 3d Texas Cavalry behaved with distinguished gallantry, and were the greatest sufferers in the fight Friday
were all wounded.