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April 6-11, 1862.--expedition from Greeneville, Tenn., into Laurel Valley, N. C. Reports of Maj. Gen. B. Kirby Smith, C. S. Army, with congratulatory letter. headquarters Department of East Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., April 17, 1862. Sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of an expedition sent by my order into a portion of the State of North Carolina known as Laurel Valley, lying near the Tennessee border, and in the vicinity of Bald Mountain: A detachment of troophe impenetrability of the thickets, few of them could be killed and none captured. This skirmishing was kept up on the 8th, 9th, and 10th, during which time about 15 of the enemy were killed. The casualties on our side were 3 men wounded-Privates Smith, Morgan, and Higdon, of Company A, the latter two mortally. On the 11th the expedition returned to Greeneville. The lieutenant-colonel commanding reports that there seems to be a regular organization among the inhabitants of that port
eft at Shelbyville, marched into camp on the 15th; remained there until the 18th; proceeded to Decatur with the Tenth and Third Ohio Regiments, and remained until Sunday, the 27th, and, after destroying the bridge over the Tennessee River by fire proceeded by railroad to Stevenson, Ala., and marched from there to Bridgeport, at which place it remained up to May. The Fifteenth Kentucky Volunteers was left at Fayetteville, as provost-guard, from April 9 to May 1. No. 2.-report of Maj. Gen. B. Kirby Smith, C. S. Army. headquarters Department of East Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., April 13, 1862. Major: On the 11th General Mitchel, with a Federal force, well ascertained to be about 8,000, with four batteries, entered Huntsville, capturing twenty-one engines and three trains of cars. They came from Murfreesborough via Shelbyville and Fayetteville, and were followed by two additional regiments, making a force between 8,000 and 10,000 strong. Pushing their trains on beyond Steven
the bridge, supposing our troops to be there, and advanced within 400 yards. Our cavalry dashed after them while our artillery opened fire. How many escaped I do not know. Placing Colonel Sill in command, I left at 7 p. m. for Stevenson. Holding the main bridge, we can cross to the other shore whenever it be deemed advisable. O. M. Mitchel, Commanding Third Division. General D. C. Buell. No. 2.-report of Brig. Gen. Danville Ljeadbetter, C. S. Army, with instruction from Maj. Gen. B. Kirby Smith, C. S. Army. Hdqrs. First Brigade, Dept. Of East Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tenn., May 5, 1862. Major: I have the honor to report that the enemy, 1,100 or 1,200 strong, advanced against Bridgeport on the 29th ultimo. My command guarding the bridges at that place consisted of 450 infantry of the newly-raised regiments (the Thirty-ninth and Forty-third Georgia), with 150 cavalry, employed only as scouts. The infantry was posted on the heights, in advance of the West bridge, abo
The Daily Dispatch: October 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia.--a Proclamation. (search)
.) Banner, that active measures are now being adopted for sugar making. About the last of the month, that paper states, nearly all of the furnaces will be in full blast. The late cool nights and fine days have had a fine effect upon the cane, and the sugar crop of that parish alone will be quite heavy, probably forty thousand hogsheads. Consumers in Georgia ought to purchase lightly till better times come. The speculators in this article of prime necessity will yet be caught. Gen. B. Kirby Smith. The St. Augustine (Fla.) Banner, of the 5th, has the following paragraph in relation to the arrival of Gen. E. Kirby Smith, at the place, who goes there to take command of the Florida forces: "We are gratified to announce that Gen. E. Kirby Smith and lady arrived in this city — the General's home, on Thursday evening.--The General and his lady were immediately waited upon, at the residence of Hon. B. A. Putnam, by a large number of citizens, friends, and admirers of the Gen