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Serious riot in Knoxville. Knoxville, Tenn.,May 7.--A serious riot occurred here this evening, caused by hoisting a Union flag and the delivery of inflammatory speeches. About twenty shots were fired in all. Douglas, a Union bully, a ring leader in the fight, was wounded, having received several shots. An outsider, named Bull, was mortally wounded. Capt. Washington Morgan, who is supposed to have shot Douglas, brought his company from camp to within a short distance of the city but was prevailed on to return. Intense excitement prevails in the city.
s part of the State, and now leads the first regiment that goes from East Tennessee to Virginia. His soul is fired with patriotism and military ardor, and he will glory in occupying the post of danger. His men will follow where he leads. Lieut.Colonel Reese is a son of Hon. William B. Reese, lately deceased, of this city, who was for many years one of the Supreme Judges of the State. He is an educated man, endowed with soldierly qualities, and well fitted for his position. Maj. Wash. Morgan, as he is familiarly called, is every inch a soldier and a hero. Indian blood courses through his veins. His father, the late Col. Gideon Morgan, married a Cherokee woman, (half breed,) and during the war of 1812 commanded a regiment of Cherokees, under Gen. Jackson, in his campaign against the Creeks. His son was in the Mexican war, and now goes to fight for the South on the soil of Virginia, and, if need be, in Maryland. Col. Vaughn and Maj Morgan are from Morgan county, which has
small canoe, accompanied by his cousin, Major Wash. Morgan, (who commands a company of Cherokee IndApproaching. they came on a man and a boy. Col Morgan, seeing that the man mistook them for Yankees,"No."said he, "but I've learn that that rascal Morgan was over thar yesterday, but the derned fellowl. Grenfell could hardly keep straight faces. Morgan, after putting several questions to the man, anything to help the Yankees. "Well," said Morgan, "can't you paddle us over the river?--we woul breeches." "Oh, those will do now," said Morgan, "as we are in a hurry," and the man was compeorder to prevent the canoe from upsetting. Col. Morgan changed his position, and the canoe came near going over, when the Major cried out, "Col. Morgan, if you don't keep still you will upset us." cture of terror, and he cried out, "Are you Col. Morgan, sir? For God's sake don't hang me!" "Well," said Morgan, "hurry over, and I'll see about it," Such tall paddling as the Union man then did w
From Chattanooga. Augusta, June 23. --A dispatch from Chattanooga, dated 21st inst., says Col. Davis, of the 2d Florida regiment, with his command, crossed the river this morning at the Narrows. Sharp skirmishing ensued. The result was that the Yankees were driven back with considerable loss. Scott's cavalry. Col. Forrest commanding, also engaged the enemy. The expedition was commanded by General Leadbetter. Our loss was one mortally and three slightly wounded. Capt. Gurly, of Alabama, and his partisan corps, brought in to-day a captain and two lieutenants of the 19th Illinois regiment, who were captured 12 miles from Huntsville. Major Coffer, captured by Morgan, is to be exchanged for Lieut. Col. Wood.
From Tennessee and Kentucky. Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 11. --Lieut. Gen. Kirby Smith resumes command in East Tennessee. Gen. Bragg is in Chattanooga. An Examining Court (Lieut. Gen. Hardee, President,) convenes at Altamonte, on the 15th, to examine general officers. Gen. Villipigue died at Port Hudson on the 9th--Major Wash. Morgan, of Gen. Morgan's command, died at Lexington, Ky., on the 27th ult., of wounds received there. From Tennessee and Kentucky. Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 11. --Lieut. Gen. Kirby Smith resumes command in East Tennessee. Gen. Bragg is in Chattanooga. An Examining Court (Lieut. Gen. Hardee, President,) convenes at Altamonte, on the 15th, to examine general officers. Gen. Villipigue died at Port Hudson on the 9th--Major Wash. Morgan, of Gen. Morgan's command, died at Lexington, Ky., on the 27th ult., of wounds received there.