From New Orleans.
, Chief of Ordnance
for Gen. Gardner
, escaped from New Orleans on the 10th.
He confirms the meeting at Fort Jackson
. Three gunboats were sent down at 10 A. M. A gunboat went to Fort Pike
in the afternoon, and he heard heavy firing in that direction.
The Confederate partisans had burned two schooners transporting cattle to Bayon LaCombe
, near Manchaca.
The pickets on the road reported that Taylor
had whipped Franklin
, on the 11th, at the mouth of Red river
, driving him back to his gunboats, and on the 12th shelled Baton Rouge
Letters from Johnson's Island
state that our prisoners were on less than half rations.
, Capt. Hewitt
, and Col. Ben Johnson
, of the 15th Alabama, were in irons for trying to escape.
The True Della's
extra, giving an account of the meeting, was suppressed.
has a special dated Oxford, Miss.
, December 21. The Chicago Times
, of the 14th, contains a Cairo dispatch of the 12th, stating that accounts from Arkansas
to be crossing Red river
, with five thousand men, into Texas
was endeavoring to join him, and the Federals
were in pursuit.
New Orleans advices, via Memphis
, state that an rrrival from Vera Cruz
confirms the capture of Puebla
by the Mexicans.
The road was generally in possession of guerillas, and the French
supplies were only carried by heavy escort.