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War matters. The Tazewell (Va.) Democrat, of the 18th inst., has the following: A report reached us on Thursday, through the mail carrier, that a party of Abolitionists made their appearance in Gladesville, the county seat, one day this week, and took possession of the village. A fight ensued, and a messenger was dispatched to Russell for assistance. Before he left, one of the ringleaders among the invaders was killed. One hundred armed men went from Russell Wednesday. The Aattle to the strong!" God will defend us when our husbands and sons go forth to repel the invaders of our homes, our rights, and our soil. Then count the cost, Hero of Battles, and let after ages bless you. Elizabeth A. Donelson. The Tazewell (Va.) Democrat says: Three companies of Tazewell volunteers were in camp last week, undergoing a regular drill by their respective Captains. All are making rapid preparations for service. Capt. T. V. Williams, our worthy young townsman, exp
The enemy at Piketon, Ky. --The Tazewell (Va.) Democrat says: The latest advices represent the Yankee force at this place previous to the great freshet not to exceed 1,000. They were busily engaged in transporting wagons, teams, and commissary stores up the Louisa Fork, as if preparing for a forward movement. We farther learn from reliable sources that their entire strength in the Sandy Valley amounts to 7,000.
The Tazewell Militia. --We learn from the Tazewell (Va.) Democrat that the militia of that county were addressed a few days ago by Gen. Humphrey Marshall, at their rendezvous. He made a stirring appeal to their patriotism, and called for 150 volunteers 175 responded to the call. The General dismissed the remainder, with orders to hold themselves in readiness to march at a moment's warning.
The War. We make up the following summary from the latest papers received at this office. Another Morgan. The Tazewell (Va.) Democrat, of the 19th inst., chronicles a brilliant exploit performed by one of the brave men of the Wests: Our citizens were startled last week by the news of a Union force approaching this county by way of Tug river, under the leadership of Lieut. Newman; whereupon about 50 brave cavillers from the east end of the county, joined by a portion of the 8th Virginia cavalry, hastily set off to meet this band of thieves and murderers, determined to capture them if possible. After proceeding some distance, they learned that the enemy camped on the Laurel Fork of Tug the night before they started in pursuit of them, and had from that point already commenced retracting their steps. Our cavalry finding it impossible to overtake the retreating enemy, abandoned the pursuit, and returned home, but vengeance did not stop here. Newman and his band as
Later from the North Northern papers of the 17th have been received at this office. Col. Corcoran and other released Federals had arrived at Washington. An Irish regiment has been authorized in Hamilton county, Ohio, to be called the "Corcoran Avengers." The Washington Chronicle gives an editorial on the fact that persons from Maryland are annoying visitors at Northern watering places by "Dixie" and "Maryland" The fight in Tazewell, Va., is said to have resulted in the capture of 213 wagons of forage by the Federals, but they lost "the knapsacks of two regiments." The Federals are enrolling the citizens of Alexandria, Va. The "rebel" steamer Mercadeta was advertised to leave London on the 15th inst. Col. Turchin, charged with numerous barbarities in Northern Alabama, has been acquitted. The Washington Chronicle has the following: The scene Changed. General McClellan has abandoned Harrison's Landing, and is now on his march to Williamsburg. This has been the rumor for