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point against any opposing force likely to be brought against it. Nothing definite is known us to the strength or movements of the rebels west of Harper's Ferry. The largest estimate of the strength of the force at Harper's Ferry is four thousand infantry and cavalry. Up to this evening Haperstown was not occupied, nor was there any rebel force there. It is known that Gen. Hunter has reached the Parkersburg road, and is moving rapidly eastward. Miscellaneous. The New York Herald is mystified by the fact that gold which opened at 235 on the 5th, advanced 15 per cent on the news that the Alabama had been sunk. President Lincoln has issued a proclamation suspending the writ of habeas corpus and instituting martial law throughout the whole State of Kentucky. The United States Congress adjourned on the 4th of July, and the members hurried out of the city of Washington as fast as possible, some of the correspondents say, for fear of capture by the Confederates.
ain their own freedom, but would receive four hundred dollars bounty, thirty days furlough, with the privilege of going home and bearing away their families; that they would all remain in Kentucky, and in the course of six months the war would be over and they free. Thus thousands have already been removed from the fields where the growing crops required their labor to the various camps established for their reception. This, too, in excess of what was due from Kentucky. And in Southwestern Kentucky an office, using gunboats and Government transports as aids, was actively engaged with negro troops in forcibly taking hundreds of negroes from the fields to his camp; in many instances taking all the hands on large farms, leaving the crops to perish for want of cultivation. The Yankee editor of the Chronicle (Forney, the pimp,) holds the following language about a people that were once the proudest and quickest to resent Yankee insolence in the old Union. We predict that b
n untrodden by Federal troops. After destroying the road and bridges alluded to, Rousseau was to endeavor to join Gen. Sherman on the Chattahoochee river. The expedition thus undertaken is a bold one, and is fraught with difficulties. We are not, therefore, surprised to learn that the officers attached to the expedition left Nashville with the idea that they might become inmates of a Southern prison, and very prudently arranged their affairs accordingly. Confederate raid into Western Kentucky. The Evansville (lud) Journal, of the 21st, says a courier arrived there Thursday from Henderson, Ky., advising the military authorities that Henderson was attacked by rebels, from 150 to 700 strong, and fighting was going on. Our gunboats immediately left for Henderson. The Union troops which went to Henderson on Wednesday to shoot two guerilla prisoners, in retaliation for the murder of a Union man in Henderson, occasioned this rebel raid. Certain distinguished citizens made
We learn from the Macon (Georgia) Confederate that the President has tendered Captain Desha, of Kentucky, command of the Confederate forces in Southwestern Kentucky, with the rank of brigadier-general, a change in the command there being necessitated by the unfortunate loss of sight to Colonel Adam R. Johnson, who had been but recently promoted to a brigadiership, and who, by this sad calamity, has been rendered unfit for further service.
and; and these combined forces, to co-operate with Price, were to invade Missouri with twenty thousand, or what force President Davis could furnish; and that the one hundred thousand in all were to hold Missouri against any Federal force brought against them. Indiana was to furnish forty thousand or sixty thousand men to co-operate with whatever force Ohio might send; and all these were to be thrown on Louisville, and were to co-operate with whatever force President Davis could send to Eastern Kentucky, under Buckner and Breckinridge, or whoever he might deem best to conduct the operations. This was the programme Dr. Bowles gave the witness in the early part of May, 1864. Early in June, of the present year, Dr. Bowles told the witness that the uprising would take place if they could obtain the co-operation of Colonels Jesse, Siphert and Walker, in Kentucky. A report of the testimony says: William Clayton, another witness for the Government, testified that the organization firs
Banished to Canada. --The Federal military authorities in Southwestern Kentucky have been actively engaged lately in banishing citizens whom they believe to have Southern sympathies. They issued orders, recently, at Columbus, Kentucky, banishing many of the most prominent citizens of that place to Canada, confiscating their personal effects, and giving them but a very short time to settle their affairs. Among the number sent to Canada were James M. Moore, Pembroke Walker, Burns Walker, William Cook, Richard Cook, Turner M. Horn, George B. Moss, Judge Vance, James Morton, Edward Smedley.--Doughty and others — all men of the highest respectability, and good, quiet citizens.
n whipped at Owingsville and run back to Lexington. They had also appeared at Georgetown and Garrettsburgh. A telegram, dated at Cairo, the 19th, says: Great excitement prevails in this section of country in consequence of a raid into Western Kentucky by Forrest's force. General Meredith, commanding the district, has issued a proclamation calling on the citizens to suspend business, rally to arm and drive back the rebel horde. Forrest himself is reported at Corinth with a strong cavalry force, and expresses his intention to free Western Kentucky from the hand of the oppressor and allow the people to vote as they please at the coming election. The rebel force left at Eastport, Mississippi, is estimated at three hundred. From General Hood. The latest Yankee dispatch from Chattanooga is dated the 19th. It says that the day before Sherman started in pursuit of Hood, who was retreating southward by way of Bloomtown Valley. A letter, dated at Marietta, october 3d, giv
aking the grand total of the rebel loss five thousand, by the acknowledgment of one of their leading generals. General Cheatham stated that Hood's force, when he reached Nashville, was thirty-five thousand strong. We have no doubt that this statement is correct. Rebel officers at the penitentiary say that Hood had no expectation of an attack on Thursday, and that all of them were astonished at General Thomas's forward movement on that day. Judging from General Lyon's movements in Western Kentucky, and General Breckinridge's in East Tennessee at the same time, it is quite probable that Hood intended to delay offensive operations until Lyon's force of three thousand, and Breckinridge's of ten thousand, should be added to his own, making an aggregate of forty-five thousand men. We understand that General Rousseau has preserved almost intact our railroad communication with Tullahoma. He put a good garrison in each block-house, commanding important bridges, with sufficient ammu
nce is what they alone want — it is that for which they have already suffered untold wrongs — and for which they are ready to suffer a still greater accumulation of insult and oppression. The spirit of such a people cannot be broken, no matter what disasters may, for a time, obscure our hopes. "General Hood returned from his campaign with a loss of not exceeding four thousand men — while that of the enemy was four fold. He completely outgeneraled Thomas in every movement; to such an extent, indeed, that the favorite commander has been relieved by the Washington War Department. He succeeded in raising a large number of recruits in South and Western Kentucky, who, under General Lyon, still occupy that State. "With the spirit of his noble army unbroken, with artillery sufficient for a force of fifty thousand men, with subordinate commanders who repose the greatest confidence in him, General Hood awaits an opportune moment to recover the prestige of the Army of Tennesse
io Grande. The steam lighter Mexico was burned outside the bar, and all hands drowned. The War upon guerrillas. A Cairo telegram of the 25th communicates the following: A fight occurred between twenty of our troops and seventy guerrillas, thirty miles from Paducah, on Wednesday night. Twenty of the guerrillas were killed, including the notorious leader, Captain McDougal. Captain McGregory was killed on our side. General Meredith has several expeditions out, clearing West Kentucky of guerrillas. From Charleston. Dates from Hilton Head are to the 22d, but the news is unimportant: On the 17th, the survey steamer Bibb, while sounding the channel off Battery Bee, struck a torpedo, which exploded, throwing the bow of the vessel out of water, but she sustained no material damage, and none of her officers or crew are injured. A number of torpedoes have been raised, and the search is progressing.--The work of sounding the channel and fixing lights is
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