Skirmishing in the Southwest.
--An official dispatch states that the enemy, 400 in number, mostly contraband troops, landed at yesterday, were attacked by our cavalry and lost fifteen in killed.--Our loss is one lieutenant and one private slightly wounded.
The Yankee gunboat put back to Ship Island
with the wounded.
Reinforcements have been sent to renew the action.
, April 10.--On yesterday Major Harrison
moved up near the enemy above St. Joseph's, La.
, and opened fire with a twelve and a six-pounder.
The enemy replied with one place, which was soon silenced, when the enemy withdrew.
Several shells from our guns exploded in the midst of the enemy.
No casualties on our side.