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om its mouth. It is a square fort, with bastions, mounting four 52 pounders, smooth bore, and one 100 pound Parrott gun. It is not likely that the force of Confederates there approximated even 5,000 men, the lowest figure at which the Federal reports place the number of captured men — The fleet under Porter, which made the attack, was backed by a land force, under McClernand, which seems to have gotten in rear of the fort, as the Federals report that their loss--two hundred--was chiefly caused by the shell from their own gunboats. The Post was attacked on the evening of the 10th and surrendered on the 11th. The report says that the Confederates were out off from retreat on both sides of the river. The dispatches containing all this information are the first published in the Yankee journals, and the facts will doubtless be greatly altered when the truth is known. Another fleet went up the Arkansas river at the same time this one went up the White, but has not yet been heard from.
umphs, each for the time unparallel, and each rising in dignity and importance above the other. But the other day we beat them badly in the field at Murfreesborough and Vicksburg. They have made themselves amends, after their fashion, by a great victory at Arkansas Post. With regard to the details of this exploit, as published by as yesterday from the New York Herald, we must say that we are utterly incredulous. Arkansas Post is an old French settlement in Arkansas county, on the Arkansas river, about one hundred miles above the mouth. It was a post during the existence of the United States, and was held by a small force, never more, we believe than two or three companies. There were no fortifications there, and, as far as we can learn from the most diligent inquiry at the proper source, no considerable body of troops. At the utmost it is not believed that there were more than four or five hundred. Yet the Yankee paper victory calls for 7,000 prisoners, 550 killed and wound