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ack, unaided by gunboats. The troops garrisoning the place consisted of three brigades, mostly Texans and commanded respectively by Colonels Garland, Desblor, and Dunnington, the whole forming a division under the command of Brigadier-General T. J. Churchill, and numbering on the day of the fight not more than thirty-three hundred effective men. On the 9th day of January a scout from below brought intelligence to Gen. Churchill of a Yankee gunboat having made its appearance in the Arkansas river, at the White river cut-off, some thirty miles below the Post; towards noon of the same day another scout brought news of other gunboats, followed by transports, making their way up the river. Upon the receipt of this intelligence Gen. Churchill ordered everything in readiness for an attack, and ere night closed in all the troops were distributed along the first named line of entrenchments, where they remained all night in a pelting storm of rain. The enemy, in the meantime, had landed