previous next

Latest from the West and from Washington.

movements of Gen.Zollicoffer--Fremont to be Court-Martialed--Gen. Wool ordered to the command of the West--a Contradiction — Affairs on the Potomac — movements of Gen. Price, &c.

Nashville, Oct. 5.
--The Cumberland Ford correspondent of the Union and American, or this city, under date of Sept. 30th, says that Gen. Zollicoffer had broken up the Federal encampment at Laurel Bridge, in Laurel county, (which is 36 miles distant from Cumberland Ford,) capturing three prisoners and a lot of baggage, arms, and ammunition. The enemy fled.

Gen. Zollicoffer also broke up the Federal encampment at Goose Creek Salt Works, in Clay county, and captured two hundred barrels of salt.

Bowling Green, Ky., Oct. 5.
--The Louisville Journal, of yesterday, has been received. It contains news from various points, and the most important telegraphic items are subjoined:

Washington, Oct. 2.
--Upon charges made by Col. Blair, Major General Fremont has been ordered to report himself for trial by court-martial.

Gen. Wool, of Fortress Monroe, has been ordered to supersede Gen. Fremont in the command of the West.

Gen. Mansfield left for Fortress Monroe this morning, and will supersede Gen. Wool at that post.

Gen. Wool has left the Fortress, and is on his way westward.

Washington, Oct. 2.
--The Confederates on the Virginia side of the river are now acting on the defensive, fearing an assault from some quarter where they are most assailable.

Affairs along the Potomac are quiet. The Confederates have a number of masked batteries at all the principal points on the river. At Potomac creek eleven merchant vessels were fired upon, but the shots fell short.

Washington, Oct. 3.
--It is now stated upon reliable authority thus Gen. Wool, who has been superseded by Gen. Mansfield, has been assigned to no other duty.

Jefferson City, Mo., Oct. 3.
--Eighteen hundred Confederates parted from their main column on yesterday, and proceeded towards Georgetown. The Confederates intend to make a demonstration in vast numbers on Georgetown, Jefferson City, and St. Louis, and they feel confident of their ability to take them.

The report of the removal of Gen. Fremont created intense indignation among the Union men and great rejoicing among Secessionists.

A gentleman who visited Benton barracks this afternoon reports the greatest excitement among the troops amounting almost to mutiny.

Gen. McKinstry has been ordered to the department of Cumberland in Kentucky.

Dr. White, of Mulligan's brigade, brings information from Lexington, Mo., up to Monday night. Gen. Price had left Lexington, Mo., and his main body was moving Southward to effect a junction with Gen. McCulloch, and give Gen. Fremont a battle. Gen. Price anticipates an easy victory over Gen. Fremont. The Confederates will then move to St. Louis, where 24,000 Secessionists will rise and welcome the Confederates with arms in their hands.

Louisville, Oct. 4.
--Special appeals have been, and continue to be made to the young men of Louisville and of Jefferson counties, as well as of the adjoining counties, and every inducement offered for them to join the Federal forces; but the work goes on slowly. Federal appeals to their patriotism, State pride, love of country, and all the influences that urge men to gallant and glorious deeds, are insufficient to awaken them. Not twenty recruits from the Home Guards, of Louisville, are in the camp here. The Journal thinks it ‘"very strange indeed."’

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Fremont (6)
Wool (5)
Zollicoffer (3)
J. M. Price (3)
Mansfield (2)
White (1)
Billy Mulligan (1)
McKinstry (1)
McCulloch (1)
Jefferson (1)
Blair (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
May, 10 AD (2)
March, 10 AD (2)
February, 10 AD (2)
April, 10 AD (1)
September 30th (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: