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The President learns, by a dispatch from Gen. Hardee, of Mississippi, that information has reached him, which he considers authentic, that Gen. Taylor has beaten Banks in Louisiana, taking 6000 prisoners; but then it is said that Taylor has fallen back.
I see by Mr. Memminger's correspondence that he has bTaylor has fallen back.
I see by Mr. Memminger's correspondence that he has been sending $1,000,000 in sterling exchange, with the concurrence of the President and the Secretary of War, to Gen. Johnston and Gov. Pettus.
What can this mean?
Perhaps he is buying stores, etc.
Gen. Pemberton, it is said, has proclaimed a thirty days furlough to all his paroled army — a virtue of necessity, as they had al, without loss, the enemy making no interruption.
Only some stragglers, sleeping, fell into the hands of the enemy.
It turns out that Gen. Taylor got only 500 prisoners at Donaldsonville, La., instead of 4000.
A writer in the New York Tribune says the Northern troops burnt Jackson, Miss.