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doubtful whether a sufficient force can be collected there in time to defend Nashville. A fight in that vicinity is expected shortly. The latest advices from Col. Herbert state he was at Pratt's store, and that the Federals were between him and Kirkville, on the telegraph road, and that the Federal force was about 20,000. Heavy firing was heard at Fayetteville on the 17th inst. Generals Price and McCulloch were falling back on the 18th inst., before a superior force, to Boston Mountain. A fight occurred at Pratt's Store on the 18th, in which McRae's, McNary's and Heber's regiments were engaged. The enemy was repulsed. Our loss at the Fort Donelson fight during the four days was 1,600, and the enemy's loss 4,000. Late on Saturday night a council of war was held, and it was determined to surrender the fort. Gen. Buckner was left to make it known to the enemy. Gen Pillow and staff and Gen. Floyd, with 800 of his brigade, went to Clarksville on Sunday mornin