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my corps, left the vicinity of Huntsville, Ala., some days ago, moving southwardly, and we have rebel accounts of the presence of some of his forces at Lebanon, Ala., some twenty south of the Tennessee river. The cavalry expedition under Gens. Grierson and Smith, started from Memphis, moving across the country southwardly. It was understood (says the New York Times) that these columns were intended to act in conjunction, the one to attack, and the other to out off the retreat of Polk and Forrest, who were scouring Central and Northern Mississippi. This movement was generally regarded as a great flanking movement on Johnston's army. A Nashville dispatch to the Cincinnati Gazettes says that Gen. Sherman entered Jackson, Miss., on the 5th, the Confederates offering but little resistance, and falling back over Peart river. It was thought that the Confederates were receiving reinforcements from Dalton. There was a considerate fight at Clinton Miss., on the 4th. The Federal troo
o base a satisfactory judgment upon. Major Fleming, of the Mobile and Ohio railroad, who returned to the city at a late hour last night from Meridian, states that the enemy divided their forces at or near Morton. The main body deflecting to the right and taking the direction of Mobile, the other column bearing to the left, and pursuing the route of the retiring forces of Gen. Polk. There had been no fighting of moment yet, the Yankees appearing desirous to avoid a fight, but Lee and Forrest were busy in the rear. They were marching rapidly, with their front and rear protected by their cavalry, and in Mr. Fleming's Judgment, would strike the Mobile and Ohio road in the vicinity of Shubuta, or perhaps Enterprise which point they might reach by this evening or to night. Gen. Polk, with Forney's and French's divisions, was west of Meridian, near the Chankey river, to dispute their progress in that quarter, while a large force is being rapidly transported down the road to mee