the 21st, says a courier arrived there Thursday from Henderson, Ky., advising the military authorities that Henderson was attacked by rebels, from 150 to 700 strong, and fighting was going on. Our gunboats immediately left for Henderson.
The Union troops which went to Henderson on Wednesday to shoot two guerilla prisoners, in retaliation for the murder of a Union man in Henderson, occasioned this rebel raid.
Certain distinguished citizens made great efforts to prevent the execution.
Gen Ewing postponed it. The citizens of Henderson left the place in large numbers before the attack began.
Persons who left later report the guerillas in the city, and the Union troops in line of battle awaiting the attack.
The timely arrival of the gunboats would save the Union troops from disaster.
The gunboats were shelling the woods at last accounts.
There was much excitement at Louisville, and horses were being impressed for the emergency by the Yankee authorities.
A rumor was also afl