The reported Louisiana victory.
--The Mobile Advertiser
, of the 9th inst., has the subjoined paragraph, which is probably the foundation from which grew the story about Gen. Taylor
having captured six thousand prisoners at Donaldsonville
We learn that a bearer of dispatches from Gen. Taylor
to the Government
arrived here yesterday.
We are informed that he reports that a battle had taken place at Donaldsonville
, on the 13th ult, between a portion of the forces of Taylor
— the former with seven hundred and the latter one thousand men. Our forces won a victory, and captured five hundred prisoners.
No battle to the extent that has been rumored has occurred within his knowledge.