The movements of the enemy in Mississippi.
The only information we have of the enemy's movements in Mississippi
will be found under our telegraphic head.
From this it will be observed that Sherman
is moving back from Meridian
with as much celerity as attended his march from Vicksburg
to the Alabama
With the extent of the preparations made to intercept his retrograde movement we are not at all familiar, but presume our authorities have hardly permitted so favorable an opportunity to pass without adequate arrangements for a proper chastisement of such Yankee insolence.
Unless forced to do so, Sherman
will not re-cross the Big Black in his retreat, but will halt at Jackson
until his forces are sufficiently recruited to undertake another expedition to the rich counties in Eastern Mississippi
His retreat was evidently the result of the future of Grierson
to unite with him, and from the slight information we have we are justified in hoping that Forrest
have completely intercepted and will make proper disposition of this marauder.