A small rebel force was this day captured six miles below Port Hudson, together with the signal book containing the signals used in the rebel army.--A large number of vagrant negroes were arrested in New Orleans, La.
The schooner Lightning, from Nassau, N. P., laden with dry goods, sugar and coffee, was this day captured by the United States steamer Bienville, thirty miles south of Hilton Head, S. C.
The British iron-screw steamer Douro, of Liverpool, laden with cotton, turpentine, and to-bacco, from Wilmington, N. C., was this day captured in latitude 33° 41‘ N., longitude 77° 2 W., by the United States gunboat Quaker City.
To-day a skirmish took place near Bolivar, Tenn., between a detachment of National troops and a band of guerrillas, in which the latter were routed and eighteen of their number captured.
James Louis Petigru died at Charleston, S. C., in the seventy-fourth year of his age. Mr. Petigru was an avowed and active opponent of the nul