From Mississippi — the enemy advancing in force — sharp fighting.
--A special to the Evening News,
, 4th, says: Sherman
's two corps, under McPherson
, are advancing.
has fought them all day. They made but two miles to-day, and will encamp to-night six or eight miles below Clinton
Persons report the advancing column to be 30,000 strong.
whipped their cavalry on the Yazoo
yesterday in a hand to hand fight with pistols.
--A special to the Register and Advertiser,
, dated yesterday, says: The enemy commenced crossing the Big Black yesterday.
They threw over six regiments of infantry, two of cavalry, and two batteries at the railroad bridge.--They attempted to cross at Messenger's, but failed, and are now attempting to cross at Birdsong
's. The city is full of rumors, and some excitement prevails, but the people are generally confident.