Clinton, June 7.
--On Wednesday morning at daylight, Col. Scott
's batteries attacked and drove off the gunboats Fifty Three and the Bragg
, at Coma Landing, and the Ratcliffe, at the Fort
The engagement lasted four hours, when the gunboat Lafayette
came up, and Col. Scott
Last night the engagement was renewed, and the Bragg
was towed off with three shots through her.
There is much moving of Yankee transports up and down the river between Port Hudson
and New Orleans.
--The steamer Progress
, loaded with 1,300 bales of cotton, has been burned on the Mississippi
No lives were lost.
, of New Orleans, died on the 14th.
On Thursday night our batteries attacked the steamer Landus
and another transport, loaded with troops, and struck her ten times.
Three shells exploded on her deck, when she whistled a signal of distress, and a gunboat came up and towed her off.
The Yankee cavalry from Port Hudson
pursued our batteries, but a few shells drove them off.