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ittle doubt exists of its correctness. It seems that she left Vicksburg to co-operate with the land forces under General Brecktaridge in the attack on Baton Rouge. When within about fire miles of the latter place, she unluckily grounded, and all efforts to get her off were unavailing. But two alternatives were left — to blow her up, or suffer her to be captured by the Federal gunboats. The former, was resorted to, and this proud achievement of naval architecture show a wreck in the Mississippi river. P. S.--Official dispatches have been received at the Navy Department confirming the disaster. The Arkansas left Vicksburg last Monday, to co-operate in the attack upon Baton Rouge. After passing Bayon Sara her machinery became deranged, or disabled. While engaged in repairing, a fleet of gunboats from below attacked her. Gallant resistance was made, but the vessel had to be abandoned and blown up. The officers and crow reached above in safety. Lieut. Stevens, of South Carolin
g the Federal gunboats attacked the Confederate ram Arkansas. Messengers inform me that she fought them well for sometime, inflicting great damage. She was then blown up by her crow. The messenger thinks they all escaped. "(Signed) John C. Breckinridge." "Collet's River, ten miles from Baton Rouge, Aug. 6--We occupied the whole of the town and the battle field till evening, but no decisive result was gained after my last dispatch. There being no water between here and the Mississippi river come with her machinery injured five miles above the town all day yesterday. Her commander sent me word last evening that he would try to get her up the river, and asks if it be possible to send him a boat to aid him. From the reports she is permanently unserviceable. We burnt nearly all of their camps, and a large amount of stores, and cut them up badly.--Gen. Williams, and other prominent officers. killed. "(Signed) John C. Breckinridge., Rumor says that Gen. Clarke is
he summer campaign was agreed upon; First, the immediate obstruction of the James river, so as to make it impossible for McClellan to use it as a means of communicating with the Government and for the transportation of reinforcements and army supplies. Second. The occupation of Williamsburg, Yorktown, and the entire Peninsula. Third. The recovery of the whole territory of Virginia, and the suppression of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, the recovery of New Orleans, Memphis, and the Mississippi river, and the expulsion of the Federal troops from Tennessee and Kentucky. Fourth, When these objects have been accomplished, then it was proposed to carry out the plan of Lee and Beauregard Fifth. To make the Potomac and Ohio rivers at once their base of operations and frontier lines, and to transfer the seat of war from Virginia, to Maryland. Sixth. To hurl upon Washington from Richmond a column of 200,000 troops. By the capture of that city, the liberation of Baltimore and th