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point in Tennessee, entirely through Kentucky, and this he speak of with as much nonchalance as though it were no question of more importance than laying a track along Pennsylvania avenue from the Capitol to the White House. He totally ignores the existence of the numerous and victorious Confederate forces which are in the neighborhood, and which will certainly have something to say upon the subject. He has never heard of Sidney Johnston, or of Polk, or of Pillow, or of Zollicoffer, or of Williams, or of Humphrey Marshall. To him there are no such persons in existence. Or if he has ever heard of them, he does not consider them anything more than men of straw. We should think, at least, if he has never heard of them, he thought have heard of Piketon and Wild Cat, of Nelson, and the retreat of the ten thousand Yankees, Kentucky he declares to be all right — that is all Yankee--at the very moment that 100,000 men are lacing each other upon her soil, and every hour may bring forth a
ay or two, Commodore Tatnall went down with his fleet yesterday to run her off, or give battle. She, however, disappeared before his arrival, and the fleet returned to the city last night. Six Federal vessels were off Tybee yesterday afternoon. Later.--From the Savannah News, of the 5th instant, we take the following: The steamer Ida arrived last evening about five o'clock from Tybee, bringing the latest intelligence from that quarter. Early on Tuesday night, Lieutenant Henry Williams, with a squid of the Irish volunteers, visited Tybee Island, and after placing a keg of powder in the third story of the large light house, set the wood work of the building on fire, after which they retreated to near King's Landing. As soon as the Federals discovered the flames they commenced a terrific bombardment of the island. Nobody was hurt, as nobody was on the island in range of their guns. During the morning the Federal placed a U. S. flag on the Martello Tower, whe
rs here that yesterday afternoon his out posts had an engagement with the enemy's cavalry and infantry, in which his troops took some prisoners, who report that in the engagement the Colonel of the Confederate cavalry was killed. All was quiet around and in his lines towards nightfall. Reports were received last evening at headquarters here of the arrival of Gen. Banks at Frederick. Gen. Hamilton's brigade had reached there, and Gen. Abercrombie was on the road with his brigade. Gen. Williams' brigade takes up the line of march for Frederick and its vicinity this morning. We have information from Winchester, Va., that the Confederate forces there under Jackson (some 5,000 strong) have been considerably alarmed, dreading an attack, and that they are disinclined to make a stand there, but had prepared to fall back towards Strasburg. It is reported that Generals Carson and McDonnell have been deposed for allowing Kelly to whip them at Romney. Reports of deserters