papers of the 20th inst., furnish the annexed items of news:
The Chicago Evening Journal
publishes letters from the Red river
expedition giving the details of a severe Federal reverse at Pleasant Hill, De Soto Parish, La.
The Federal cavalry of the third and fourth divisions of the 13th army corps, after a hard fought battle, were put to rout by the Confederates
, with a loss of over two thousand men in killed, wounded and missing.
, commanding the cavalry, was wounded.
The enemy lost heavily.
The letters of the Journal
are dated Ecore, April 10th and 11th.
The peers in the British
House of Lords have delivered judgment in the Alexandra
case adverse to the Crown, and dismissed the appeal from the judgments of the Courts
, who was implicated in the Mazzini conspiracy against the Emperor Napoleon, has resigned his position in the Government
was enthusiastically welcomed by the civil authorities and citizens on his arrival at Southampton, England
, on the 4th inst.
The Courts of London
, St. Petersburg
have agreed to recognize the Emperor
on his accession.
He would shortly take his departure for Vera Cruz
In the House of Lords, Earl Russell incidentally referred to the spurious report of Mr. Mallory
, the Secretary
of the Confederate States
Navy, and intimated that he was originally led by Mr. Seward
to accept the report as genuine.
But, said the Earl
, Mr. Seward
states that, having made further inquiry, he finds it to have been altogether a forgery.
--Northern dates to the 21st are received here.
New Orleans papers of the 16th were received in New York on the 20th.
's headquarters was at Natchitoches
Rebels are burning all the cotton on Red river
In a skirmish with the rebel cavalry near Shreveport
we had some wounded.
Another slight skirmish occurred near Natchitoches
on Wednesday without results.
says that the day after the disaster to the 13th army corps Gen. Corse
engaged and defeated the enemy, capturing two thousand prisoners and twenty cannon.
--Guerillas along the river declare that they will not allow Northern men to work on abandoned plantations.
They recently made a raid on Tensas, La.
, capturing a large number of negroes and mules, killing Mr. Rollison
and Mr. Matternalleth
, after making them dig their own graves.
--A Cattleburg, Ky., despatch of the 19th, says, Capt. Patrick
has arrived with one hundred prisoners, captured at Paintsville
's rebel brigade attacked our forces at Paintsville
, Tuesday, but were repulsed.
pursued and surprised them at Half Mountain
, capturing 70 prisoners and property, together with a wagon train.
The rebels were commanded by Cols Clay
and Maj. Johnson
. Col. Clay
was among the prisoners.
Brig. Gen. Prince
has been ordered to the command of the district of Cairo, Paducah
New York, April 20.
--Cotton firmer and higher.