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erals defeated with heavy less — General great reported killed. Columbus, Ky. Nov. 7. --A fight began at 11 o'clock on yesterday at Belmont, opposite to Columbus, and lasted until 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Gen. Pillow, with Tappan's, Wright's, Pickett's, and Russell's regiments, numbering 2,500 men, were attacked by 8,000 Federal troops, under Gens. Grant, McClernand, and Henford. Until 1 o'clock there were many alternations of successes and reverses. Our forces were then reinforced by Walker's, Cursol's, and Mark's regiments, when Gen. Pillow ordered a flank movement, which was made and supported by Smith's and Wright's regiments, under the immediate command of Gen. Polk. The enemy fled and were pursued to their gunboats. It was a complete rout. The roads were filled for several miles with the dead and wounded, with guns, ammunition, knapsacks, &c., &c. The gunboats were attacked by our sharp-shooters, their cables cut, and the Federals made a precipitate embarka
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Ran away--$100 reward. --Ran away, on Monday, a negro Boy, named Essex; about five feet eight inches high; black; stammers slightly; about twenty or twenty-two years old; weight about 150 pounds; formerly belonged to Capt. John Wright, of Plain View, P. O., King and Queen county, Va. The above reward will be paid on his delivery to me at my office, in this city. He may be making his way to West Point. Va. He has a wife in that neighborhood. His upper teeth are dark, from tarter on them. oc 22--ts Benjamin Davis.