Special Dispatcli tü The Detroit Yii-v FrePf. St. Louis. Feb. 17. General Davidson has communie" ted a Ifetter lo headquarters contuining important inforrnation of nn expediuow to Batesville, v.hicli has returned wilhout loss, after vvoundiiig ten rlielff killing five, and tuking f'orty prisonerrf includins twii Captains and one Lieu-tenant Colonel. They wora badly fïost' bitten, and jmioltid. HÍ!)(linii: hiis once been ordered tv Vicksburg, but his men refused lo go. TTiree huudred wero frozen to death on their netraat from Van Buren. Two hundiiid dWierteró are concealed" in iho cana and brush viithin twentr miles oí J3atc-svillu. A few came intoonr linef, and niany more would havodone so, but ottr stay was tou short. T.ha Federal ariny can be subsisted within Ü5 miles of Jacksonport, in the vvay of fnrage, for WX months, at th rale of 3,000 busliels of' corn per day, There art; milla within tix mile of Uaiesvillü sufficient to grind J,200 butshuls of corn d;iiiy. ManiüuJuke has tripped tho country üf all good hor.ses and mules. Over a hundred prisoners of wr havo been receired at the gnriisou. G-. S. Hammer, a banker iu this citvf has been arretsted and sent to Indiiiñapolis for trial on charge of counter-feiling and passing largo amounts of postal cuirency.