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The Daily Dispatch: August 20, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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dles, ten feet long — a small streamer of red and white attached to the spear end of the staff. Capt. Thornburg begged hard for his freedom, promising loudly to stand up for the South. He will probably make you a visit ere long, as soon as he recovers from his wounded neck. And now we hear of another tragedy, which yesterday aroused us to the utmost. It was the information that McDermott, of Athens, while out as a scout in Fentress county, was killed by some Lincolnites assassin. Burch Cooke, Esq., of Athens, in less than six hours, was at the head of 200 men and on his march for Fentress; and in the confident belief that Federal forces are to attempt a passage into East Tennessee, a reinforcement of 500 men, under Col. Battle, together with Capt. Rutledge's Flying Artillery, has been ordered somewhere in that direction. East Tennesssee will wipe out the stain upon her honor before many weeks, and will show to the South that her citizens are true men, and not cravens. G