p on Thursday.
Col. Thomas reported that the rebels had burned the railroad bridge across the bayou, and that he was then engaged in repairing it — a work, he thought, of two or three days time.
The railroad bridge across Bayou Lafourche was burned also, but that was not so long as the one near Bayou des Allemands, nor so badly burned.
The latter was about four hundred and fifty feet long, and pretty nearly destroyed.
The former was soon repaired.
Trains can now go over the road from Algiers to the depot near this place, and I shall be able to send you daily reports.
The confederate military authorities have burned numerous warehouses filled with sugar.
One at the deot, four miles from here, had three hundred hogsheads. Another, three miles distant, contained two hundred and fifty.
This sugar was totally destroyed.
The reason alleged for this wanton destruction is that the Yankees would come and seize it!
The real reason is, that the leaders were afraid that this sugar