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[Associated press Dispatches.]
latest from the North.

capture of 5,000 confederates — the Federal loss at Galveston.

Fredericksburg, Jan. 19.
--The Philadelphia Inquirer, of the 17th inst., was received here to day.

A dispatch from Cairo, dated the 16th, says the ram Switzerland, arrived there from the squadron, brings news of the taking and surrender, on Sunday, of Arkansas Post, by the land and navy forces under Porter and McClernand. Rebel, loss 550 killed and wounded, and 5,000 to 7,000 prisoners.

A Nashville dispatch, dated the 15th, says Bragg has been superseded by Longstreet; that conscripts are deserting the rebel army and arriving in Nashville daily.

The following dispatch has been received by Gen. Dix:

‘ "Suffolk, Va., Jan. 10th.--The enemy crossed water river in considerable force and attempted yesterday to drive in our at Providence, Church, Infantry, cavalry, and artillery were employed by the rebels, but were repulsed by Major Wheeler's New York Mounted at dusk. The enemy's advance charged, but was drives back upon his support.

"John J. Peck,
"Major-General Commanding."

A dispatch from Fort Henry, 16th, fears that a train which left Pittsburg Landing for Corinth on Sunday, under an of 1,000 men, has been or will be captured by the rebels. The latter were receiving artillery to blockade the river.

A dispatch from Washington, 16th, says: ‘"The President remarked to day that he considered the rebellion than ever before; and that we now hold 100,000 miles more than we had a year ago."’

The New Orleans correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer gives the details of the disastrous defeat at Galveston, and the capture of the Harriet Lane, by the rebel gunboats, the blowing up of the steamer Westfield, the capture of two fine barks one schooner, a yacht, and some transports. The Federal loss is put down at 800 killed, wounded, and prisoners. On the Harriet Lane were killed and thirty taken prisoners, one killed and 18 wounded on the gunboat Owasco; 13 killed by the explosion of the Westfield. Total casualties, 4.

A dispatch from New Orleans says the affair off Galveston caused a general feeling of gloom in the army and navy at New Orleans.

Additional Northern news--President Davis's message at the North--the Alabama still going — Decline in Gold, &c.

Petersburg, January 19.
--The New York Herald, of the 17th instant was received here to- day. It contains President Davis's late Message in full, and says it is of more than ordinary importance; that it is evidently assured by a conscious security that never hitherto characterized any manifesto which has ever emanated from the rebel Executive, and breathes an air of determination and defiance which is not justified by what meets the public eye.

The following is a fuller account of the affair at Arkansas Post:

‘ "Cairo, January 16.--The ram Switzerland has arrived from the squadron, bringing news of the taking of Arkansas Post, on Arkansas river, 100 miles from its month, by land and naval forces under McClernand and Porter. It surrendered and was occupied Sunday, with all its arms, stores and ammunition. Union loss, 200. Rebel loss, 550 killed and wounded, and between 5,000 and 7,000 prisoners.

"Later.--The fort mounted nine guns. The garrison, numbering 7,000, surrendered unconditionally."

’ The Alabama has been heard from. Two more vessels have been captured by her--one, the Parker Cook, of Boston, Nov. 30th, near St. Domingo, and burnt; the other, having a British cargo, was allowed to proceed, but the vessel was bonded.

An arrival from New Orleans says the Harries Lane has been sent to sea to join the Alabama. --Farragut has sent the Brooklyn, Sci ta, and other vessels, to recapture her if possible. Capt. Waynwright and Lieut. Lee are among the killed on the Harriet Lane.

The dispatch from Nashville, announcing that Bragg has been superseded by Longstreet, adds that the latter's army corps is now at Shelbyville-Forrest it still at Harpeth Sheals. The river is rising, with ten feet of water on the Shoa's. No steamers are able to go up the river except conveyed by gunboats.

Gold declined in New York under the news from Arkansas, closing at 146½ Exchange dull at 161@161¼

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