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ontas, which is on the Memphis and Charleston railroad. Federal prisoners say that the enemy our falling back more than they do a as they cannot stand the climate fur South. They expect to starve us long siege, and thus compel us to sur There was a skirmish at 1 o'clock su ing. A number of Federals were killed wounded. Also, a skirmish this after of Bridge Creek, a mile and a half from lines. Several Federals were killed on our side. Forrest's cavalry, Ke Louisiana and Benton's Mississippi displayed great gallantry. Butler's villainous order of the dressed the ladies of New Orlesand published to the army to-day, by Gen. B gard, with address to the men of the S to avenge the insult to their mothers, and daughters, and si who are threa the ruffianly barbarlans to be treated mon harlots. The New Orleans Croscent has been supplied, because of Mr. J. C. Nixon, one of editors, being in the Confederate Army Lieutenant Colonel of Scott's cavalry.
Affairs in the southwest. Jackson, Miss., Aug. 25. --A gentleman from Vicksburg reports an important military movement on foot. Its chamber has not transpired. A person from Benton also reports a force of 3,000 Yankees moving from Yazoo City towards Benton. A party of our cavalry lately crossed the Big Black and went within eight miles of Vicksburg, where they met a line of negro pickets and chased them from their posts. The Yankee cavalry came up to their assistance, when our men retired. [second Dispatch.] Jackson, Miss., Aug. 26. --Grant has taken a force from Vicksburg up the White river, after Gen. Price, who has lately given the Yankees a tremendous thrashing in that quarter. Gen. Grant has lately issued orders to the citizens of Warren and Hinds counties to return to their homes and resume their usual avocations. He says that they shall be protected in all property except such as is necessary for the army, and that all property taken by the ar
hing rapidly, with their front and rear protected by their cavalry, and in Mr. Fleming's Judgment, would strike the Mobile and Ohio road in the vicinity of Shubuta, or perhaps Enterprise which point they might reach by this evening or to night. Gen. Polk, with Forney's and French's divisions, was west of Meridian, near the Chankey river, to dispute their progress in that quarter, while a large force is being rapidly transported down the road to meet any threatened movement in this direction. Some of the prisoners captured from the enemy have on their hats the profane motto, Mobile or Hell." One account says the Yankees were at Benton, yesterday, while another reports the place in our possession. The rumor of their appearance at Paulding and Garlandsville is pronounced incorrect. At the hour of going to press the telegraph was working uninterruptedly to Meridian, and all points on the Mobile and Ohio railroad, but we could learn nothing later than the reports above given.
From the Southwest. Dalton, April 13. --Gen. Wheeler attacked a small force of the enemy's cavalry at daylight this morning, near Benton, killed several and captured thirty-five men and one lieutenant, with their horses, pistols, carbines, &c.
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