From the Trans Mississippi.
, a bearer of dispatches from Gen E. Kirby Smith
, has arrived in Mobile
and gives the following information about the battles of the 8th and 9th on Redrive:
A complete defeat of the enemy, with a loss estimated by Gen. Taylor
at eight thousand in killed, wounded, and missing, but their own admissions put their loss at fifteen thousand.
We captured twenty-one pieces of artillery, ten thousand stand of small arms, twelve hundred mules, four hundred wagons, and a large quantity of stores.
Our loss is officially stated at twenty-two hundred killed and wounded. Gens. Mouton
Three Yankee Generals
are reported killed.
The enemy's force was thirty two thousand.
Cars from eighteen to twenty thousand. Gen. Kirby Smith
commanded the centre, and Gens Walker
On Sunday, the 17th, the enemy attempted to cross the Red river
, and were attacked again and whipped worse than before, but no particulars have been received.
Thirty steamers of all classes ascended the river, and were all above Alexandria
, with no probability of escape.
Ten or twelve boats were already blown up or burned to avoid capture.
says soldiers and citizens report that Price
seemed to have fallen back in apparent disorder, abandoning everything.
When the Yankees
reached his trains they broke ranks and scattered to plunder.
turned and out them to pieces, capturing four thousand prisoners, two hundred and fifty wagons, all their ammunition, baggage and supplies.
It is reported also that Steele
had evacuated Little Rock
, falling rack towards the Mississippi river
This story is corroborated by Yankee accounts on the Mississippi