From the Southwest.
Mobile December 12.
--A special dispatch to the Advertiser and Register
' dated 11th inst, says:
"Yesterday morning the enemy, 50.000 strong re-occupied Hartsville
They refused, under a flag of truce, to exchange paroled prisoners for our wounded or to permit as to remove the dead."
dates of the 9th say that the Abolitionists acknowledge a loss of sixty killed at Hartsville
The rebel forces were estimated at 4,000--The Abolition army is greatly demoralized.
There is no prospect of an advance until the Cumberland
It is supposed that Rosecranz
will be superseded by McCook
dates to the 7th say it is reported that ‘"Hindman
, 25,000 strong.
were driven bank by Blount
at Cave Spring, Arkansas
Next day they drove in Blount
's pickets, but were repulsed, Blount
holding the rebels in check for four days. The rebels were felling timber all night to cover their retreat"’