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Latest from the North.

Petersburg, Jan, 20.
--The Baltimore American, of Saturday evening, it received. It says the fighting commenced at Arkansas Port on the evening of the 10th. The garrison, 7,000 strong surrendered on the 11th, under . The rebels were cut off from retreat on both sides of the river.

Nashville.Jan. 16.--Forrest, of the rebel army, with a force of 4,050 men and 12 pieces of artillery, attacked the relief and store slips coming up the Cumberland, and succeeded in capturing five steamboats inden with valuable commissary stores, and the gunboat .

Several of the boats contained wounded soldiers who jumping while the boats were burning, were about in the water. The boats were all burned.

A heavy rain it now falling, and the river is rising rapidly.

The Louisville road cannot be repaired for a long and there is no mail communication. The wires between Nashville and Murfreesboro' were cut by the Secessionists, and there is no news from Nesserasun

Ninety thousand dollars in Confederate funds were seized from Nashville brokers on Friday, and confiscated by Gen. Mitchell.

Longstreet has arrived at Shelbyville with thirteen brigades from Lee's army, and will attack Rosersus next week with -entire force, numbering 45,000 men.

A great snow storm occurred at the West on Friday. Several buildings were crushed from its weight in Cincinnati.

A tremendous flood has occurred in Kentucky. The railroad bridges at Frankfort were swept away on Thursday night.

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