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The Fort Henry Affair.

Later news shows that Gen. McClernand's division was the first to scale the rifle pits of the enemy to the rear of the fort. From appearances the troops were about eating dinner — abandoning their quarters without removing a thing. Thousands of shot guns, all their camp equipments, clothing, in fact everything connected with an extensive camp, fell into our hands. Our gunboats silenced seven of their immense guns in 55 minutes.

The number of mounted guns on the fortification captured is 16, also a battery of six pieces of flying artillery. The latter was taken by Lieut. Col. McCullogh, of Col. Dickey's 4th cavalry, on the road to Dover.

Col. Dickey, learning the enemy had taken flight, dispatched Lieut. Col. Dickey on the road leading from Fort Donelson to Dover, with two companies of cavalry, he overtaking them some six miles from Fort Henry, and they abandoning the guns upon his approach.

We have not lost more than a half a dozen of the force if so many. There was no fighting on the part of our land forces except that of firing upon the fleeing foe.

Among the prisoners taken (some sixty in number) is Major General Tilghman, commanding, and Capt. Taylor.

Col. John A. Logan took eight guns and thirty-three prisoners late Thursday night.

The gun boats Conestoga and Tyler went up the Tennessee river, some distance towards the bridge of the Clarksville railroad (some sixteen miles distant) and reported the enemy in considerable force north of the bridge. On the way up they reduced the batteries of the enemy on either bank of the river. A large land force was about starting from the fort on Friday, in the same direction, and doubtless our troops have already taken and destroyed the bridge, and thus cut off all communication between the rebels at Bowling Green and Memphis.

It looks as though the rebellion was about to be cut in two pieces.

Gen. Smith captured the tents, ammunition, and camp equipage of ten rebel regiments on the heights opposite Fort Henry, on the west side of the river.