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to enforce against mains of his army the necessity of a southwestern, instead of a southeastern, retreat from Florence — supposing that army to reach and cross the Tennessee at that point. Hood's position is clearly one of extreme peril, and his retreat is capable of being converted into a flight. A telegram from Columbia, Tennessee, the 27th, gives the latest intelligence from Hood. It says: From escaped prisoners who have just arrived from Florence, I learn that the advance of Hood's army reached Florence on the evening of the 1st, and during the whole of the next day his infantry was crossing the river. From Duck river. Hood retreated rapidly to the Tennessee, his main army not once making a stand. Our cavalry crossed Duck river in time to have an occasional brush with Forrest's force, who covered the enemy's retreat. No fighting of any consequence, however, has occurred since the affair at Spring Hill. It is safe to say the Tennessee is now free from rebels.
ader to the letter of our correspondent, on the fourth page of to-day's paper. From General Hood. A gentleman who has arrived in this city from the vicinity of Columbia, Tennessee, states that since General Hood entered Tennessee he has recruited his army largely, and has driven southward over ten thousand hogs and some six thousand beef cattle. He also secured a large quantity of flour and corn — enough to last his army at least three months. In order to secure his retreat across Duck river, he had posted some twelve or fourteen cannon to keep the river clear. He crossed his main force, when the enemy attacked his rear guard; and they were unable to bring off the pieces. General Hood conscribed all able-bodied males from seventeen to fifty years of age; and when he retreated the Yankees seized all they could find between these ages to swell their list of prisoners, and they were included in the nine thousand prisoners claimed by the Yankee General Thomas. The South