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s who have deserted from the U. S. army on leaves of absence. Near the month of the Red river, on the Mississippi, there would seem to be a firmly- established guerilla post. Almost every boat arriving above the Louisiana lines is fired into in that vicinity.--Gen. Dick Taylor has possession of a high, strong position called Hog Point, and has a force of 8,000 men. A report prevailed in Memphis last week that the rebel Gen. Forest was encamped at Rocky Fork, fifteen miles from Holly Springs, on Thursday, with seventeen regiments, numbering eight or ten thousand men. Illinois has over 75 regiments under the immediate command of Gen Grant. Lt. Baker, of the 2d Rhode Island cavalry, has been convicted of forcing from Joseph A. Frerer, a planter in Louisiana, all his diamonds, watches, and other jewelry, and sentenced to one year's imprisonment at Ship Island, and to wear a ball and chain. J. R. Hood, Postmaster of Chattanooga, passed through Cincinnati on the 3d
luka, brought in. The 15th army corps, Major Gen Hurlburt, has been organized for field duty into four divisions, commanded respectively by Generals Tuttle, Dodge, A. J. Smith and Ventch. Besides the 16th preparations for the campaign have been made in the 13th and 17th corps. A great cavalry expedition has also been arranged, under Gen W. L. Smith, General Grant's Chief of Cavalry, for a raid into the interior of Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, and has, we learn, already moved upon Holly Springs, going down the line of the Mississippi Central Railroad. Troops from Cairo, Columbus, Moscow, Grand Junction, Memphis, and other points, have reached Vicksburg. They are expected to go eastward and southward, and form a junction with the column, and with a force setting out from Natchez, Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, will probably be abandoned by the enemy without a fight. Some formidable resistance might be made to our occupation of the city, as the works are said to have bee
Another Forrest. --Captain William H Forrest a youngest brother of the General, and Capt Ford Rodgers, as chivalrous as Forrest, with sixty men, encountered about eighty of the enemy on Friday, the 24th instant, 13 miles west of Holly Springs. Forrest and Rodgers killed 12 and captured 5 of the enemy, without the loss of a man. These two during Captains have gone towards Memphis to destroy the railway from Memphis to Germantown. They will have finished their work before this can reach the Yankees.
From Mobile. Mobile, August 4. --Yesterday and last evening the enemy threw an infantry force upon Dauphin Island, seven miles from Fort Gaines. The fleet outside is large this morning. The Federal double-ender opened on the transport Dick Keys and then on the fort, which is replying slowly. General Maury calls on all to enroll themselves for battle. Great confidence prevails. A Federal force, estimated at sixteen thousand, occupies Holly Springs, Mississippi.
omoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General, and takes charge of the Military Department of the Gulf, (which includes Mobile,) in the place of Lieutenant-General Lee, who has been ordered to the field. It is stated that General Higgins takes the place recently occupied by General Maury. General Forrest. We are gratified to learn that this gallant officer, who was wounded in the foot at Tupelo, is in the saddle again, and preparing to meet the enemy advancing from Memphis by way of Holly Springs. General Forrest is in full command for this fight, and the country will expect him to conduct it to a successful result. The Trans-Mississippi. The enemy still hold Merganza, Louisiana, twenty-four miles from Port Hudson, but the garrison (consisting of 5,000 men) is held in check by our companies and squads which hover about the vicinity. The Yankees are doing their utmost to ruin and devastate the country in the neighborhood, stealing horses and cattle, and burning gins and c
From Alabama. Mobile, August 24. --Fort Morgan is in the enemy's hands. Whether surrendered, or blown up, or evacuated, is unknown. There are conflicting reports, but nothing reliable. A flag-of-truce boat visited the enemy's upper fleet to-day. The Federal exchange agent not having arrived, nothing was accomplished. A special to the Advertiser, from near Aberdeen, on the 24th, says the enemy burned Asheville last night. Their advance force passed through Holly Springs this morning towards La Grange. Their wagon train crossed at Waterford last night. As they were about crossing, Chalmers fired into their infantry force yesterday, and a sharp skirmish took place. He captured three wagons and teams and five prisoners. Our loss, twenty. The pursuit was renewed this morning.
ey still belong, although they have been sent North as gifts from Yankee soldiers who had appropriated them. Some Massachusetts parlors are said to be carpeted with spoils of another kind. Now, if any one asks what has become of the Union party, once so strong at the South, we answer that , in part, they have been alienated from the Government by the unjustifiable on targes committed by wicked or thoughtless Federal soldiers. At Beaufort, South Carolina, tombs were violated. At Holly Springs, Mississippi, a communion false was used in behalf of 'euchre' and 'old sledge.' Such tales of wrong have infuriated many who were disposed to be friends of the Union, and their righteous indigestion has had something to do with reverses that have overtaken our arms." The Enquirer also quotes, with indignation, a letter from an officer, written at Camp Saxon, Beaufort, South Carolina, in which he says: "The splendid mansion once occupied by that arch-rebel, T. Butler King, is on a G
The Captors of the Roanoke --The following are the names and residence of the Confederate officers and crew who made the capture of the Roanoke. Lieutenant John C. Braine, Holly Springs, Mississippi; H. A. Parr, first officer, Nashville, Tennessee; Thomas R. Little, second officer, Mobile, Alabama, Alexander Latrop, part of Kentucky, Robert Troth, first engineer, Kentucky; James Coalon, second engineer, Galveston, Robert Gage, seaman, Louisiana; H. J, Bruddock, seaman, Kentucky; J. Van Amburg, seaman, Virginia.
an's movement. It says: It appears to be pretty well settled that Early's army has been drawn back to Richmond, and it is supposed that Lee will detach as large a force as prudence will permit, and send it to oppose Sherman, and at least cover Savannah. In this event, Grant will have just the opportunity he covets. The War in the Southwest. A dispatch from Cairo, the 19th, says Beauregard is at Corinth and Forrest about to join him there. Chalmers and Longstreet are at Holly Springs, and about four thousand Confederates are at Mount Pleasant, Mississippi. Miscellaneous. The National Intelligencer understands that President Lincoln is about sending peace commissioners to Richmond, offering a basis upon which the rebels can again return to the Union. A private letter from the fleet off Charleston says that recently the steamer Pontiac, sighting a blockade-runner, slipped her cable and gave chase, without effect. Returning subsequently to get her anchor,
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