--The Montgomery Advertiser
publishes the following private dispatch, dated Meridian
, May 27th:
News has been received from Vicksburg
up to Sunday evening. Fighting has taken place every day. On Saturday a tremendous assault was made by concentrating most of the enemy's cannon upon one point.
Our breastworks were broken, and the enemy entered in considerable numbers.
They were terribly repulsed, almost all being killed or taken prisoners.
We captured their banners on our works.
Our loss thus far is between two and three hundred.
The enemy admit a loss of from fifteen to twenty thousand.
The special reporter of the Mobile Tribune
telegraphs from Jackson
, May 28th, as follows:
The enemy has retired from the immediate front of the Vicksburg
fortifications, and is reported to be fortifying.
Want of water will force him back to the Big Black.