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the 15th army 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 Fe
rely advises, he may be obliged to enforce by a formal order within a few days: "Mobile, February 10, 1864. Dear Sir: I have just been informed by General Polk that the enemy is moving from Morton against Mobile. It is, therefore, my duty to ask all persons who cannot take part in the defence of the city to leave it. 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 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 rapi
sburg is a bold project, and was prosecuted with steadiness up to last dates. His route was first due east from Jackson along the Southern Mississippi Railroad. Gen. Polk, with his forces, had retired to Meridian from Jackson, where he had skirmished somewhat with the enemy. At Meridian the Mississippi Railroad joins the Mobile asending McPherson with a column obliquely to the right, to march to Shubuts, upon the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, ninety six miles from Mobile, in order to intercept Polk and get between him and Mobile. Upon the approach of the column under Hurlbut — with which Sherman, it is supposed, continued — to Meridian, Polk retired — in whaPolk retired — in what direction, we are not informed. It is inferred that the portion of the enemy's forces at Meridian turned southwardly immediately afterwards to join the other column at Shubuta, and thence it was the plan for the entire body to proceed to Mobile. The enemy in his march was annoyed much in his flanks by a body of cavalry un