The advance on Mobile.
--The Mobile Advertiser
has the following telegrams about the advance of the enemy towards that city:
, Feb. 5.--Official information to half-past 4 o'clock last evening has been received here from Gen. Lee
, who was then nine miles west of Clinton
The enemy advanced slowly in line yesterday, his force numbering at least 15,000 infantry.
There is also a force of the enemy advancing from Messenger's Ferry, via Queen's Hill
The enemy's intention seems to be to move on Clinton
Our loss in the engagement yesterday was about ten killed and a good many wounded; Among the latter are several officers, including the gallant Major Bridges
I am unable to learn the force of the enemy on Queen's Hill
and Clinton road. Adams
's brigade have fought them and acted gallantly.
's Texas brigade made a most gallant fight yesterday with the enemy on the Yazoo
They fought the enemy on foot with pistols at twelve paces, repulsing them with severe loss.
The enemy left his killed and wounded in our hands.
Heavy and continuous firing is heard on the Yazoo
No report is yet here to-day from Gen. Ross
, Feb. 5.--The enemy have crossed Big Black and are advancing eastward in three columns, supposed to be about 10,000 men each.
This morning Wirt Adams
dashed on their advance at Champion Hills and captured twelve prisoners and lost one man killed and one wounded.
The enemy's casualties are unknown, but are supposed to be considerable.
There has been heavy skirmishing all day.