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Rumored attack upon Fort Craig.

--The Houston Telegraph learns that an express from San Antonio to Col. Ford, at Fort Brown, reports that Col. Baylor attacked Fort Craig with seven hundred men, the Federal forces being eleven companies, and the Confederates were repulsed with a loss of three hundred, and that the San Antonio papers were forbidden to publish it. The same messenger told them that kit Carson was raising 5000 men in New Mexico to invade Texas.

The above appeared in the Southwestern yesterday morning and created no little excitement in some who perused it. Our contemporary, as will be seen, is not responsible for it, as the particulars were gleaned from the Houston Telegraph.

A gentleman who arrived in our city yesterday, informs us that he is just from that point, and that there is no truth in the dispatch. He says that Baylor is encamped immediately opposite Fort Craig, with the hopes of starving them out, as it is impossible to attack them with his present force without being defeated. Baylor does not intend to venture an attack. Our informant tells us that they had an engagement at Fort Fillmore, and the Confederates took eighty-four prisoners; the particulars of the killed and wounded he was not positive about, but from what he saw, thinks we had twelve killed.

Regarding Kit Carson, he reports him as being a Lieutenant under Baylor, in the service of the Confederate States.--Shreveport (La.) News, 31st ult.

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