--A correspondent of the Memphis Appeal
, writing from Vicksburg
23d, says: ‘"An enormous fleet appeared this morning, larger than has been witnessed yet from this point.
Everything looks as if preparations were almost ready for the enemy to commence a forward movement.
The monster force before the city cannot long remain in idleness. "’
Persons well acquainted with the country bordering on Yazoo Pass
and Cold Water
, say if the enemy succeed in getting their gunboats in the Cold Water
they will never get out; that an army of 1,000 men could hold at bay and destroy an invading force of 50,000 in that country.