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The Daily Dispatch: October 2, 1861., [Electronic resource], Arrival of the French corvette Lavoisier. (search)
From Kentucky — a fight at Elliott's Mills. The Memphis Appeal, of the 26th, contains a lengthy, account of a fight at Elliott's Mills, from its Columbus (Ky.) correspondent, under date of Sept. 23d. from which we make the following extracts: "Information having reached headquarters on the night of the 21st that the Federalists were withdrawing their forces from Cairo, Cape Girardeau, and other points on the river above, leaving feeble garrisons at each of these points, and removing their troops to St. Louis and Western Virginia, a movement was apparently determined upon to look after the condition of things at the mills, some twelve miles above here, where six or seven thousand Federal troops are reported to be stationed — some three thousand at the mills and three or four thousand at the head of Island One, three miles above. Orders were issued accordingly for Lieut. Col. Logwood's battalion of Tennessee Cavalry, and Lieut. Col. Miller's battalion of Mississippi Cavalry,