ads in the direction of Winchester and New Nashville, Robinson's farm, &c., with instructions to keep a strong vidette post at Colonel Province's. Infantry patrols were sent out to watch the approaches leading through the coves, in the direction of Bellefonte, Scottsboro, and Larkinsville.
The intelligence which reached my headquarters from all these parties and from citizens during the day, showed that no enemy was in the vicinity, except the bushwhacking gangs of Russel, Hayes, Mende, and Wilson, which constantly invest the mountains in the vicinity.
Lyon could not be heard of. At two fifty-five P. M. a dispatch was received from Colonel Krizzanowski, reciting a dispatch from Major-General Milroy, as follows: General Lyon crossed the mountain last night, going towards Bellefonte.
Has five hundred men — many of them dressed in Federal overcoats.
He has one howitzer.
Colonel Harrison's brigade was immediately loaded on the only train at Larkinsville, and started, before four P. M.