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La., April 21. --New Orleans advices, of the 16th, confirm the report of the destruction of the steamers Queen of the West and Diana, lately captured by the Confederates. The former got aground in Grand Lake, when a Yankee fleet approached and a fierce bombardment ensued. A shell from the Calhoun exploded on the Queen's deck, igniting a quantity of powder, which communicated with her magazine and caused an explosion. The Diana is reported to have been burnt by the rebels. One hundred and thirty-six prisoners, including seven commissioned officers, three surgeons, and eight of the crew of the Queen of the West, arrived at New Orleans on the 15th. Among them is Capt. Turner, commanding the fleet, who was slightly wounded in the ankle, and is now at St. James Hospital. The prisoners report 45 of the crew missing, supposed to be drowned or killed. A dispatch from Berwick's Bay, 15th, reports the Yankees beyond Franklin, La. Their forces are landing and marching on.
From Tennessee. Sheleyville, June 6. --All quiet in front The Nashville. Union. of the 5th has a dispatch from Murfreesboro', on the 4th, which says a body of rebel cavalry attacked and drove in the pickets of the division under Gen. Jeff. C. Davis. The Federals immediately rallied under arms and the rebels retired. At present there are no further particulars. The Union has also information of heavy cannonading in the direction of Franklin, on the 4th, between four and five o'clock P. M. Chicago, June 4,--The President has revoked Burnside's order prohibiting the publication of the Times. A dispatch from New York of the 4th inst., states that a Federal gunboat destroyed Franklin, La., in consequence of being fired upon by guerillas. Admiral Foote supercedes Dupont.
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