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The Daily Dispatch: January 7, 1862., [Electronic resource] 5 1 Browse Search
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of fashion. Marshall is still at Paintsville, a most appropriate place, it must be admitted, for an artist to sketch his victory over Moore's forces, should they attack him. Buell still in doubt whether it would be good policy to march against Johnston. Indeed, the best informed persons express the opinion that there will be no fighting in Kentucky this winter. It is certain that there is no news here which justifies the belief of an early attack any of our lines. In the absence of allgentleman at my bo remarked, "a fiddle;" and in reference to the performance of Capt. Nicho friend of his said that "Billy is a very handy little fellow with his banjo" Lieut. Flournoy sang bass to the tune of Annie Laurie, of which Miss Lettle Johnston sang the air Lieut Field, Lieut. Wichie and several others, were on the stage, and acted the parts allotted them. The of the evening, however, were the speeches of Lieut. McPhall and Lieut. Jones. When the tableau of the "Country Weddi
Movements of troops in the West.Incursions of the enemy.necessity of prompt action&c., &c., &c., [special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Lynchburg, Va., Jan. 6, 1862. Intelligence of announced character; which may possibly reach you in advance of my letter, has been received here from the forces under Gen. Johnston, at Camp Alleghany, to the effect that camp has been abandoned, and that the command has retired to Monterey. This movement was brought about from apprehensions of being outflanked by the enemy, who had appeared in the neighborhood in very large force. The particulars of the retreat we have not received, but have it on undoubted authority that the Yankees have occupied Huntersville in, large force — only a few miles distant from the camp at Alleghany, previously held by our forces.--Huntersville is only thirty or forty miles from the Virginia Central Railroad, and it is greatly feared that, without prompt measures, trouble may arise in that quarter. In this c