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resting from Mississippi--the movement against Mobile. The Meridian (Miss.) Clorian, of the 9th inst., says: The enemy is steadily aton about twenty five, on the Southern Railroad, whose terminus is Meridian, and which is about ninety five miles from Jackson. Enterprise is about fourteen miles this side of Meridian. Whether the enemy is marching from Morton towards Meridian or Enterprise, or towards some point Meridian or Enterprise, or towards some point lower down on the railroad, is not known to us. It is probable that he is aiming for the Bigbee river. Of this, however, we know nothing 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. Th Gen. Polk, with Forney's and French's divisions, was west of Meridian, near the Chankey river, to dispute their progress in that quarterour of going to press the telegraph was working uninterruptedly to Meridian, and all points on the Mobile and Ohio railroad, but we could lear
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 thMeridian the Mississippi Railroad joins the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, which runs north and south, crossing the line of the Mississippi Railroad at right angles. He was there awas approach; but when the Yankee commander reached Morton, sixty-one miles from Meridian, he divided his forces, sending McPherson with a column obliquely to the right the column under Hurlbut — with which Sherman, it is supposed, continued — to Meridian, Polk 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 her or no we have forces sufficient to interrupt them remains to be seen. Meridian is thirty-eight miles from Shubuts, and one hundred and thirty-four from Mobil<