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s at last occurred between the contending armies in the vicinity of Vicksburg. Whilst the information conveyed in the dispatch is not so cheering as we could desire, we can see nothing in it to encourage the belief that Vicksburg is more endangered than before, or that its fall must result from the partial defeat of our forces after nine hours severe fighting. Edwards's Depot, where the battle took place, is understood to be a station on the Vicksburg and Jackson Railroad, between the Big Black river and the city of Jackson. To engage the enemy our forces had to leave their strong positions around Vicksburg, and cross that stream, which runs in a southwesterly direction, and empties into the Mississippi some thirty miles below the city. After the battle our forces fell back behind the Big Black, on the Vicksburg side of which our line of fortifications commence. The presence of Gen. J. E. Johnston will infuse new confidence in our soldiers, and the country will feel measurably re
to come. We copy from the New York Times, of May 16th, the following: General Grant expresses himself satisfied with the condition of affairs in his vicinity. --Dispatches of the 8th prove it is untrue that he beat Bowen on the 6th, or that Bowen repulsed him on the 4th. He states that Port Hudson is evacuated except by a small garrison and their heavy artillery. He will endeavor to cut the railroad between Vicksburg and Jackson, and a battle is expected in the vicinity of Big Black river bridge. A Jackson (Miss) dispatch, of the 11th, says Grant will probably advance east, and not direct to Vicksburg. Another dispatch, dated Vicksburg, May 11, says: "Nothing of importance to- day. A barge, laden with coal, ran past the batteries last night. The enemy's fleet above the city is increasing." From Tennessee.--Louisville, May 15.--Col. Jacob, in Sunday's fight with the rebels Clarke and Chenault, at Horseshoe Bottom Narrows, on the Cumberland, lost forty-two men, in