Movements of the enemy in the West.
Jackson, April 16.
--Fifty-three Yankee gunboats have gone up the Coldwater
A three gun iron-clad was abandoned and destroyed by the Yankees
at the mouth of the Amite
The Memphis lines
are closed — hermetically sealed for sixty days. Neither cotton or contrabands will be admitted.
Jackson, April 11.
--The enemy in Black Bayon are retreating towards the river, laying waste the whole country.
The river patrol reports that two gunboats, convoying five cavalry transports, passed up the river on the 7th.
Also, nineteen transports with infantry, and forty freight boats, loaded down.
The enemy are reinforcing all the depots on the Memphis and Ohio Railroad.
A special to the Appeal,
, says, "Thirty boats and twelve gunboats have gone up from Memphis
to operate on Cumberland
Heavy shipments are being made on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad.
merchants are shipping their goods North, and the sutlers are selling their wagons.
A great strategic movement is a boat."