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dier General Commanding. Nashville, Jan. 2. --The Federals encountered the rebels on the 30th, near Stewart's creek. After heavy skirmishing the rebels were driven back, with a loss of 100 prisoners and many killed and wounded. The fight continued until 10 P. M. on the 31st, at which time we had maintained our position Union loss extremely heavy. Among the killed are Gen Sills, Col Garesche, (Rosecrans's chief of staff,) and Gen. Willick, of Indians; Col Kelly, 2d Ohio; Col Shaffer, acting Brigadier General; Col Farmer 15th Ky; Col Jones, 24th Ohio; Col Cotton, 6th Ky; Col Jones, 37th, Ind; Cols Carpenter and McKee, 15th Wisconsin. Gen. Kirk, of Ill; Gen Wood, Ind; Gen Van-Cleve and Major-Gen Rossean, of Ky, all wounded, and many other general officers. The 21st, 24th, and 25th Illinois regiments lost two-thirds; the 15th and 38th Ohio lost half their number.--Other regiments lost heavily. Total killed and wounded estimated at 25,000. Rebel loss much heavier. We h