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mules, and burned their commissary stores, with a loss of only 12 men. The Yankees, it will be remembered reported this as a repulse of Marmaduke. On Saturday, 12th, Capt. Adams, of Capers's command, with 50 men, surprised a party of Yankees and negroes on Bœuf river, killing 40 or 50 and capturing 12 prisoners and 20 odd horses, arms, &c., with the loss of one man. Judge Field, from the Indian Nation, who accompanies Mr. Branch, informs us that Cooper was returning towards the Arkansas river with two Texas regiments and a force of about 5,000 Indians, composed of two Choctaw, two Creek, and two Cherokee regiments, and a battalion of Seminoles. The Cherokees and Creeks are mostly expatriated and have taken refuge in the Choctaw nation, but maintain their position. These gentlemen experienced much difficulty in crossing the river and in getting through the bottom on this side, where they were obliged to lie out two nights. The Yankees destroy every boat on the river, do