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Rise in the Tennessee — Wheeler's Raid — Address of President Davis. [from our Own Correspondent.] Chickamauga, Oct. 17. --A heavy freshet in the Tennessee river has carried away the enemy's pontoons at Chattanooga. Reinforcements from Meade's army are at Bridgeport and other points, water bound. Authentic intelligence from Wheeler says he passed around Rosecrans, destroyed their stores at McMinnville and other points, burnt the railroad bridges and trestles, and destroyed 700 wagons. He was attacked and pursued by a superior force, and lost a number of men, but took a number of prisoners, and finally recrossed the river at Decatur. President Davis has issued an eloquent address to the army. He makes a strong appeal for harmony and cooperation. The enemy are very much distressed for food. In many instances their pickets have sold their blankets, canteens, &c., to ours for a few crackers. They say they are nearly starvin
From the Army of Tennessee.Gen. Hill Superseded--flood in the Tennessee — Stirring Address from President Davis to the troops, &c. Missionary Ridge, Oct. 17. --General D. H. Hill has been relieved from duty, and himself and Staff ordered to report to General Cooper, at Richmond, for duty. Gen. Breckinridge has been put i The bridges over Chickamauga and Chattanooga creeks have been swept away by the flood. The Tennessee is still rising. [Second Dispatch.] Missionary Ridge, Oct. 17. --For the first time in four days we are blessed with sunshine. The flooded creeks are gradually receding, and the bridges are rapidly being repaired. s doing well, and his arm will be saved. Siegel's corps is represented to have been at Stevenson on the 14th inst. [third Dispatch.] Missionary Ridge, Oct. 17. --The following address from the President to the troops was published yesterday, producing the greatest enthusiasm: Headq'rs Army of Tennessee,Octo
From Northern Virginia. Culpeper, C. H. Oct. 17. --The heavy rain yesterday caused the Rapidan to rise, and the bridge over that stream careened last night, rendering it impassable for the present. The battle reported at Catlett's Station on Wednesday turns out to have been a cavalry skirmish, in which we took some prisoners. There was some hard fighting late Wednesday evening at Bristow Station. We were driving the enemy back when the skirmishers fell upon McIntosh's Artillery, supported by Cook's brigade. Gen. Cook was wounded early in the action. His brigade was thrown into confusion, during which the enemy succeeded in taking five pieces of artillery. Reinforcements coming up, we were pursuing the enemy at last advices towards Dumfries. Our loss is about five hundred killed and wounded. Gens. Posey and Kirkland were wounded — the former badly in the thigh. About fifteen hundred prisoners have been gathered during the day. Heavy firing
From Charleston. Charleston, Oct. 17. --The firing from our batteries continues. No reply from the enemy. A boat from the French corvette Tisephone, Capt. De Marivaux, off the bar, came up to the city this afternoon to communicate with the French Consul. She left New York for Charleston Saturday, 10th inst. [Second Dispatch.] Charleston, Oct. 18. --This is the hundredth day of the siege. Everything is very quiet. The weather is delightful. [third Dispatch.] Charleston, Oct. 18. --Our batteries keep up their usual fire, the enemy making no response. It is believed, however, from close scrutiny and reconnaissance that they will open fire shortly. From a reliable source I learn that the Ironsides has been in a leaking condition ever since the torpedo explosion, and that her pumps are kept constantly working to keep her free. Some reports say that Glassell and Sullivan are still prisoners on board the Ironsides, and are treated kindly, having
From Mississippi. Meridian, Oct. 17. --A column of cavalry and infantry, reported 8,000 strong, crossed the Big Black a few days since at Bridgeport, moving out towards Canton, were met yesterday by our forces near Brownsville, where a light artillery fight occurred. Our forces have fallen back a few miles. A general engagement is looked for.