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Latest from the Southern coast. movements of the Yankees — Another fight supposed to have taken place at Port Royal, &c. Augusta, Nov. 20. --The Savannah Republican, of yesterday morning, says that the Federals have made no movement since the capture of Fort Walker. The most reliable information is, that the enemy has landed about 3,000 men at Fort Walker, and about 1,000 at Braddock's Point. A few of the Federals occasionally make a visit to Beaufort in the day time, but return to their vessels or the forts at night. The Yankees have forced a number of negroes into service, and put them to picking and ginning cotton. The Republican says there was heavy and continued firing heard on yesterday, in the direction of Port Royal. It is supposed that the enemy attempted a landing under cover of their guns, which was evidently resented by our troops. Gen. Sherman has issued a proclamation inviting the South Carolinians to return to their homes and occup
Proclamation of the Governor of Tennessee--Thirty thousand militia called out. Nashville, Nov. 20. --General A. S. Johnston, in view of a threatened invasion of the State, has called on Governor Harris to send such a force to the field as can be armed by the State. In obedience to this requisition and to repel the invaders, Governor Harris has, this morning, issued his proclamation calling out thirty thousand of the militia from Middle and West Tennessee. The officers in command of the militia of the second, third, and fourth divisions, among whom the requisition is apportioned, are directed to hold then commands in readiness to receive marching orders by the 25th instant, unless in the meantime a sufficient number of volunteers should tender their services to fill the requisition.
The Federal report of the fight at Piketon, Ky., all false. Nashville Nov. 20. --The Louisville Courier has had an interview with a gentleman from Bath county, who participated in the fight near Piketon on the 8th inst., who declares upon his own personal knowledge that there is not one word of truth in the Federal report of that fight. The fight occurred at a point on the Big Sandy called the Narrows, which is 15 miles from Piketon, and where the Kentuckians were concealed. When the Federals reached the abrupt angle of the road the Kentuckians opened a murderous fire upon them, which was kept up for half an hour. The Federals were signally repulsed, and withdrew under cover of their artillery. The Kentuckians had five killed and eight wounded. A man who was sent out after the fight to ascertain the extent of the enemy's loss reported that there were, by actual count, 219 killed and 150 wounded.
Apprehensions of an attack on Columbus. Memphis, Nov. 20. --Great apprehensions are felt of an attack upon Columbus. A public meeting has been called, to take place today, to devise means of defence. The Federals are concentrating an immense force at Cairo, and an attack at Columbus is hourly expected.
Arrival of prisoners. Nashville, Nov. 20. --About forty East Tennessee prisoners, bridge burners, were brought to this city to-day for safe keeping.
Georgia Confederate States Senators. Milledgeville, Nov. 20. --Robert Toombs and Benj. H. Hill were, on yesterday, elected Confederate State Senators.