Important news from the West.
still Holding out — the troops in good spirits-- Bend Occupied by Gen. Kirby Smith
's supplies cut off, Etc.
Jackson, June 6th, (via Mobile
has sent word that he could hold Vicksburg
, and Gen. Johnston
is to take his time to organize and discipline his forces.
Jackson, May 6th.
--A special to the Mississippian,
to-day, says the Yankees
were celebrating the anniversary of the occupation of Memphis
The Chicago Times
, of the 2d, has been received.
admits a heavy loss, and has fallen back to the Big Black, where he is awaiting reinforcements from Banks
The Memphis and Charleston Railroad has been stripped of troops.
is reinforcing Grant
All the steamboats at Louisville
have been pressed.
Four thousand five hundred Confederates had reached Memphis
The officers go to Sandusky
, and the men to Indianapolis
has been ordered to prepare hospitals at Memphis
for thirty thousand wounded. Grant
for thirty thousand men, and Hurlburt
replied that he did not know where they were to come from.
Their own figures foot up a loss of 50,000.
--A special to the Tribune
, dated the 8th, says there are many rumors, the most reliable of which is that Gen. Kirby Smith
instead of being at Port Hudson
, has taken Milliken's Bend
, with ten thousand men, and cut off Grant
It is reported that Jackson
's cavalry have cut their way through to Vicksburg
has evidently done something.
Heavy firing is heard from Vicksburg
is believed to have been driven five miles from Clinton, La.
--A special to the Advertiser and Register,
, 8th, says a courier from Vicksburg
reports cheeringly.--Our men are fatigued, but in good spirits.--Our loss is a little over 500. Col. Marks
, of La.
, is mortally wounded.
's battery, of Columbus
, Ga, lost 12 killed and 23 wounded. Lieut. L. Belamy
badly, and Lt. O'Neal
Nine trains of troops, believed to be from Rosecrans
's army, arrived at Memphis Saturday
There is merely a garrison at Memphis
Jackson, June 8.
--A scout just in from Vicksburg
reports all working well.
The men are somewhat wearied from lying in the trenches and exposure to the sun, but are in good spirits.
They hailed his arrival with cheers for Joe Johnston
, and say that he will make all right.
is slowly advancing by building parallels, which are four hundred yards from the outer works.
There has been no general assault for ten days past.
There is plenty of ammunition and provisions in Vicksburg
, and the soldiery and citizens are perfectly confident of the result.
Our entire loss during the series of assaults does not exceed six hundred.
There was heavy firing with musketry and artillery yesterday, and artillery firing to day.
--A private dispatch from Jackson
, 8th instant, says: ‘"Vickburg is all right.
is in possession of Milliken's Bend
One of the Yankee gunboats has left Red river
owing to the low water.