Latest from the West and from Washington.
movements of Gen.Zollicoffer
to be Court-Martialed--Gen. Wool
ordered to the command of the West
--a Contradiction — Affairs on the Potomac
— movements of Gen. Price
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.
also broke up the Federal
encampment at Goose Creek
Salt Works, in Clay county
, and captured two hundred barrels of salt.
--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.
, of Fortress Monroe
, has been ordered to supersede Gen. Fremont
in the command of the West
left for Fortress Monroe
this morning, and will supersede Gen. Wool
at that post.
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
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, who has been superseded by Gen.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.
has been ordered to the department of Cumberland in Kentucky
, 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
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.
thinks it ‘"very strange indeed."’