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y executed than as much work by any previous army. Right in their teeth our hardy thousands have built fifteen earthworks and thrown up parallels of miles in length. But yesterday we had a suspicious symptom. In the afternoon the ascent of Prof. Lowe's balloon, and in the evening the display of Major Myers's signal lights, gave them certain ranges, and they began to pour in all sorts of projectiles from their three principal works. (Food and forage have been so limited here that we had accned some heavy replies. After ten minutes--at about two A. M.--not another rebel shot was heard. Then deserters came in, declaring that the rear-guard of the foe had evacuated, and was pushing for Williamsburgh. In two hours it was daylight. Lowe and General Heintzelman made a hurried balloon ascension, and confirmed the report of the deserters. Next Colonel Sam. Black, Sixty-second Pennsylvania, Colonel Gove, Twenty-second Massachusetts, and Captain Boughton, Thirteenth New-York, with th
to try a telegraphic experiment from a balloon. Saturday morning, when we heard that a great battle must be fought, Professor Lowe notified me that I should extend the wire to his balloon, and we would try it. In one hour we had brought the wire a and a half, and I was ready to ascend with the Professor. The battle had commenced. When it had reached its zenith, Professor Lowe and myself, with the telegraph, had reached an altitude of two thousand feet. With the aid of good glasses we were encity, so you may look momentarily for a report of another severe battle. I am going to continue my ascensions with Professor Lowe, and should I have an opportunity to give you a telegraphic report from the balloon without a violation of the Genera, then at the War Department, who was to receive the despatch, refused to copy it, he having himself seen the balloon landed on the ground, after receiving the first few words. To this Professor Lowe himself will certify.--Lancaster, Pa., Express.
t Gen. Buell's headquarters of the necessity of increasing my force. I begged them for cavalry to scour the country, but especially for artillery. Gov. Johnson tried to obtain for me even a section of a battery, but failed. I telegraphed to Colonel Lowe, at Fort Henry, and to Lieut.-Col. Olney, at Paducah, for assistance; the latter started a battery on a boat, but it could not get up the river, and returned. I telegraphed to Gen. Grant, as did also Col. Lowe; the General telegraphed me to gCol. Lowe; the General telegraphed me to give notice to Nashville of a day when I would leave the post, and to move on that day. I gave this notice, and visited Nashville a few days after, to represent matters at headquarters. Major Seidell, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, urged me to remain, stating that Gen. Buell had requested General Grant to countermand his order. I finally agreed to await the result, but told him that while I thought I could hold any camp against infantry, that I was in no condition to sustain an artillery a
orce in our immediate vicinity, a telegram was sent to Col. W. W. Lowe, commanding the post at Fort Henry and Hindman, and tong up the river. At daylight next morning (twenty-sixth) Col. Lowe, at the head of four companies — being less than one hundtural strength. The enemy's battery became annoying, and Col. Lowe ordered Lieut. Summers, with his company (B) to charge its mortally wounded. The loss of the enemy is not known. Col. Lowe's forces, both men and horses, being jaded and suffering an hour for the enemy to make an attack. The bearing of Col. Lowe's cavalry was without fault — brave. Col. Lowe commandedCol. Lowe commanded in person, and was cool and firm; and so was Lieut.-Col. Patrick. I have been somewhat lengthy in my account of the engag they had us quite surrounded,) and carry a despatch to Colonel Lowe? Mr. Davis, though unable to walk without a crutch, frteered, and mounted and was off. It was heroic. He met Colonel Lowe's forces about three miles on their way. We captured
stly desired by the officers and men of what remains of the Seventy-first regiment O. V.I. Colonel W. W. Lowe, commanding the posts of Forts Henry and Hindman, entered fully into this feeling. He, thattery, numbering in all about one thousand and thirty men. With this force, under command of Colonel Lowe, we started in the forenoon of the fifth instant for Clarksville. The line of march lay alonrom thirty-five to forty minutes. The guns were admirably served and did excellent execution, Colonel Lowe at times sighting them himself. The firing was rapid, and between the explosions of shells ahe town, not taking civil leave even of their dear friends, and scattered in every direction. Col. Lowe sent in a flag of truce, demanding the immediate and unconditional surrender of the place, or c square, bearing aloft their regimental flag. The expedition was admirably conducted. Colonel W. W. Lowe, who planned and executed it, is a fine officer — a West-Point graduate — prudent, cautiou