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From Jackson, Miss.
the fight on Sunday.
Repulse of the Yankees with
serious loss.

Gen. Osterhus killed.


Jackson, July 12.
--The conduct of Cobb's Kentucky battery and the Washington Artillery, in the affair of this morning, are spoken of in highly complimentary terms by the commanding General; also, Lovell's Florida brigade.

The banners captured belonged to the 28th, 41st, and 53d Illinois regiments.

Gen. Breckinridge sent the infirmary corps to bring off the enemy's wounded. Their sharpshooters fired on them. Gen. B. then ordered the corps to the rear.

The Yankee wounded and dead are still lying in front of our works. Their loss in the charge was fully one thousand.

Col. Harry Maury, of the 32d Alabama, was severely wounded.

A Yankee Colonel, two Majors, and a number of officers, were captured.


[second Dispatch.]

Jackson, July 13.
--It rained hard here last night, and is again cloudy this morning.--There has been but little firing on either side. The enemy have six batteries in position, which are plainly visible from the State House. Our troops are much elated at their success yesterday.


[third Dispatch.]

Jackson, July 13.
--Nothing of importance has transpired to-day. The status is unchanged. Port Hudson surrendered on the 9th.

The Vicksburg prisoners will be at Brandon to-morrow. Supplies have been sent there for them.

Cobb's battery lost nine men in the action Tuesday.


[Fourth Dispatch.]

Jackson, July 14.
--No change in the situation of affairs since yesterday. Lieut. General Pemberton and staff arrived here last night.

An officer who came with them says that they met an escort accompanying the body of Gen. Osterhans to Vicksburg. They stated that Gen. Osterhans was killed by a cannon ball, on the 12th inst.

Heavy skirmishing still continues. Several houses were demolished yesterday by the enemy's shells.


[fifth Dispatch.]

Jackson, July 14th, (via Mobile, 15th,)
--Gen. Johnston sent a flag of truce to-day to Gen. Grant, asking permission to bury the Yankee dead in front of our works. General Grant asked permission to send assistance, in order that the dead might be recognized, which was refused. The terms originally proposed were then agreed to.

Our troops have been engaged all the afternoon burying the dead Yankees. The exact number is not yet ascertained.

The Yankee officer in charge of the flag admits a loss of four to five hundred. Among their killed and wounded are Col. Earl, Lieut. Col. Long, and Capt. Hall, of the 41st Illinois; Lieuts. S. Smith and McMasters, of the 53d Illinois, and Lieut. Abernathy, of the 3d Iowa.

Among the officers on our side are Major Lamb, of the 29th Georgia, killed; Lieuts. C. C. Braden, of the 19th Louisiana, T. J. Rust, of the 4th Florida, and B. A. James, of the Cobb battery, wounded.

The time specified in the truce passed before the burying was finished.

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