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advantage. The particulars of the battle are as yet too meagre to warrant a safe conclusion as to its causes. It seems that our army, under command of Major-General Crittenden, attended by Brigadier-General Zollicoffer, marched forth from its entrenchments and attacked the enemy fortified in a strong position on the other side fled. It is quite plain that they relied upon General Zollicoffer in the fight, and that when he fell, they would put no trust in his superior in command, General Crittenden, and gave up the contest. The report is, that Gen. Crittenden was in full retreat on the road leading to Knoxville, Tennessee, distant a hundred miles Gen. Crittenden was in full retreat on the road leading to Knoxville, Tennessee, distant a hundred miles by road from Somerset; and the inference cannot be avoided that his army was much disorganized and incapable of a bold stand against the enemy. The Government here will doubtless take prompt steps to reinforce the retreating army with regiments to form a nucleus for a rally, and with a few batteries to make good a stand in the pas
he Feeling in Washington. Washington. Jan. 21. --The Government has received dispatches fully confirming the intelligence from Kentucky. The facts reported in the press dispatches are substantially correct. The news causes intense delight here. The position of the Federal troops. The position of the troops at Somerset, is thus described in a letter from there, dated January 15, which we clip from the Philadelphia Press, of the 21st. The status here is simply this: Crittenden having taken the command of the troops at Mill Spring, while Zollicoffer has gone to Nashville, remains with the bulk of his 12,000 men, entrenched, and defended by 11 pieces of field artillery, and some 20 of the cannon manufactured in the Confederacy, and warranted to burst on the third discharge. His right flank is protected by the river, his left by White Oak Creek, (a stream with high bluff banks, impassable at the camp to our troops,) while his front rests on a succession of hills,
Battle at Fishing Creek, Ky.--defeat of Gen. Crittenden's command — death of Gen. Zollicoffer. We regret to say that the report of a Federal victory in Kentucky, conveyed to us on Wednesday night from Northern sources by our special corresponden the Northern accounts had led us to believe. The information received here is to the effect that on Sunday last General Crittenden, with eight regiments of infantry and six pieces of artillery attacked the enemy at a place called Fishing Creek, nts artillery, baggage, and camp equipage, and leaving 500 in killed and wounded on the field. At last accounts, Gen. Crittenden was in full retreat on Knoxville. It is not stated whether or not the enemy was in pursuit. Somerset is situat-field was North of the Cumberland river, which would interpose another obstacle to the advance of the enemy in case Gen. Crittenden has destroyed the bridges over that stream. Of course it is to be supposed that he has done so. The route from