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al were captured. Forrest sent in a flag of truce to exchange prisoners, but Col. Hicks declined. Three hundred rebel dead lie in front of our fort. Gens. Harris aeing once repulsed in the attack on the fort, Forrest sent a communication to Col. Hicks, demanding the surrender of the fort, troops and public stores, promising thawar; but if he was compelled to storm the fort they might expect no quarter. Col. Hicks replied that he was placed there to defend the fort, which he would do, and p $2,500 to $5,000. Early the next morning, the rebels again appearing, Colonel Hicks burned all the houses within musket range of the fort. The enemy, however,the battle it was discovered that our ammunition was nearly exhausted, when Colonel Hicks ordered that when it gave out the fort would be defended with the bayonet antal were not injured. Our troops consisted of the 40th Illinois infantry, Colonel Hicks, a battalion of negroes, and one regiment — name not yet known. The Ne