13.-fight at Campbell's Station, Tenn.
Knoxville, Tenn., November 7, 1863.
The first engagement of any consequence between our forces and those of Longstreet, in the retreat to Knoxville, took place yesterday, at Campbell's Station — a little collection of houses on the Kingston road, where it forms a junction with the road to Loudon.
During the night of Sunday, the rebels made three different charges on our position at Lenoir, with the intention of capturing the batteries onsucceeding manoeuvres, the commands on both sides, Union as well as rebel, exhibited a degree of discipline which at once betrayed the veterans of many a battle-field.
Our troops here found an enemy not unworthy of their steel, in the hands of Longstreet.
Insignificant as the present fight may appear in comparison with others of this war, it certainly will rank among those in which real generalship was displayed.
Every motion, every evolution, was made with the precision and regularity of the