--Western dispatches confirm the defeat of Banks
on the 14th and 15th at Grand Ecore
, losing 4,500 prisoners with their camp equipage.
On the 18th eleven boats carrying Federal wounded passed Bonnet Carie.
Reinforcements were going from New Orleans to Baton Rouge
was at Natchitoches
, his army demoralized.
well up and pressing him.
The Yazoo Valley
is clear of Yankees.
A fire here to-day destroyed ten frame houses.