s been defeated and dispersed at Madison, Ga.
But we have been unfortunate in a naval engagement in the lower bay, at Mobile.
We have lost Admiral Buchanan's ram Tennessee, and several other steamers.
One of the enemy's monitors was sunk.
Theyaines and Powell are lost — the latter blown up. Gen. Maury telegraphs for infantry, has some 4000 men for the defense of Mobile, etc.
Our raiders, under McCausland and Bradley Johnson, it is said were surprised and defeated last Sunday, with losf the movement of troops northward. Hampton's division of cavalry, at least three brigades, passed this morning.
From Mobile and Atlanta we have nothing of interest.
Flour is falling: it is now $200 per barrel-$500 a few weeks ago; and bacon y tomatoes are beginning to mature-better late than never.
The following official dispatch was received on Saturday:
Mobile, August 11th.
Nothing later from Fort Morgan.
The wires are broken.
Gen. Forrest drove the enemy's advance out of Ox