fensive position near Chattanooga is unchanged, and that no attempt has been made by the rebels to disturb it. Gen. Shackelford had an artillery fight with the rebels on Monday last, in which the enemy were beaten, they retreating and leaving their dead in our hands.
Gen. Hooker arrived in Cincinnati on Tuesday night.
The losses in Rosecrans's army, so far as ascertained, amount to one Brigadier General, six Colonels, two Majors, live Captains, and eight Lieutenants killed, and Brig. Gen Starkweather, Brig. Gen. John H. King, and 268 other officers wounded.
Gen. Kirby Smith is reported to be at Arkadelphia with 25,000 troops.
A powder mill, with 100,000 kegs (?) of powder, exploded at Arkadelphia on the 16th ultimo.
The loss is regarded fatal by the rebels.
A British steamer was captured off Rio Del Norte on the 12th ult. by the U. S. gunboat Seminole.
She was evidently fitted out for the rebels, and is said to be a very valuable prize.