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high water of the Tennessee river, which was running almost into the fort, and threatening hourly to inundate it, thus making it a "slaughter pen" for the shells of the enemy, whose boats could take a position to completely command it. The location of this fort was unfortunately made during the period of Kentucky neutrality, when the President of the Confederate States and the Governor of Tennessee felt bound to scrupulously respect the position of our sister State, and before the forces of Lincoln had begun to make camping grounds of its soil. Under these circumstances, it was found necessary by the engineer who located it, to refrain from occupying an eminence on the opposite bank of the river, which lies in the State of Kentucky, and which commands the fort.--It was deemed, however, sufficiently strong to resist any force which might probably be brought against it by the enemy by water, the Lincoln Government not having then devised the system of iron clad gun fleets which it has
sident Davis from the ranks to a First Lieutenantey in the regular army of the Confederate States. Capt. Thomas L. Yancey died at Herrisonburg on Tuesday last. His disease was camp fever, contracted in the army at Centreville. The Memphis Acelanche, of the 12th, says. General Beanregard is said to be examining how "the lands lay" in parson, and preparing for operations somewhere between Memphis and sunset. Others report him at Bowling Green, and others still at Nashville. There is a large Confederate cavalry force in the vicinity of Big Sandy, who appear to be vigilantly watching the movements of the Federats, the object being to keep them off from the vicinity of Parts. A gentleman from Weekly county reports that the Union men in Dreaded, the county seat are openly cheering for Lincoln upon the streets. This county in the home of the traitor Etheridge, and we have reason to believe that there are few, who engage in this reasonable and shameless practice.
hey did at Flarence — Flow the people received them — the War in Tennessee. The Tuscumble (Ala.) Constitution, of the 13th Inst., gives us the following particulars of the visit of the enemy to Alabama: The news of the arrival of Lincoln's gunboats in our waters, on Saturday last, created the most intense excitement in our community, Hitherto the people had reposed in fancied security. The neighboring towns sent volunteer companies on the iron-horse, and the people of the cs, and we are informed were told that the enemy did not intend to burn the bridge or to interfere with private property, but would take the Government stores and destroy the property of disloyal men, (men who were not Lincolnlies.) Only two Lincoln gunboats came up to Florence. They did not burn the old warehouse at the Tuscumbia landing. When they arrived in sight of Florence the three steamboats loaded with about $90,000 worth of Confederate stores, lying at the bridge, were set fire t
Latest from the North.latest from Port Royal.eight thousand more Federal troops for Savannah--twelve regiments to March inland.river obstructions removed.Lincoln's Orders for release of political prisoners. Norfolk, Feb. 16 --[Left Norfolk at 12½ o'clock, and received in Richmond at 7.25, evening.] A flag of truce frer 2,000 prisoners, with 3,000 small arms. McClellan has received a dispatch, (so states the Herald,) that Gen. Price had evacuated Springfield. On Wednesday Lincoln issued an order releasing all political prisoners in the custody of the military authorities, in every quarter, on parole not to afford aid to the enemies of the United States Government--spies are excepted from the operation of the order. Lincoln in his order says that as the rebellion is now manifestly on the decline, the severe measures formerly resorted to are no longer necessary. The naval appropriation bill has passed the House of Representatives of Congress, with an amendm