eturned safely with the captured property.
Another expedition penetrated to Jasper, and found a strong Union le ing.
On the same day a skirmish with the enemy's cavally took place at Athem ur outposts were driven back but on being reinforced, the enemy retreated in the direction of Florence, Alabama.
There are straggling bands of mounted men, partly citizens, scattered along my entire threatening the bridges, one of which they succeeded in destroying. C. M. Mitchell. Brag Gen. Commanding.
The battle at South Mills.
The following official report from General Burnside shows that falsehood and misrepresentation still constitute a chief element of the Yankee character:
Headq'rs Department of N Carolina, Newbern, May 2d 1862. To Hon E. M Stanton, Secretary of War. Sir:
I have the honor to enclose Gen. Reno's report of the movements made by him in accordance with my order, for the purpose of accomplishing certain objects already indicated in a