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ld only be opposed by Loring, French, and Lee. From Vicksburg the enemy moved very rapidly and vigorously on to Jackson, and from that point they threatened Meridian, the railroad centre of this department.--At this time Gen. Polk borrowed from the Mobile garrison two or three brigades to retard the enemy in order to enable h, was moving all his stores from points of the different railroads likely to fall into the enemy's hands. On Sunday, the 14th, Lieut. General Polk evacuated Meridian, with his little army, heavily pressed by an enemy thirty-five thousand strong. Before the evacuation, however, every article belonging to the different departme of the other roads were brought to the Tombigbee and safely placed upon this side of the river. It was a moral and great railroad centre. The little town of Meridian stood lonely amid the silence of pin barrens, without a noise to disturb its solicitude or a thrill whistle to arenas its inhabitants.--The garrison belonging to