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From Kentucky.

Federal gun-boat off Eddyville skirmish in Jackson county. The Lincolnotes Defeated — engagement between Gens. Hardee and ward, &c.



Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 19.
--A private dispatch from Clarkesville states there is a gun-boat, with 500 Federal troops on board, at Eddyville, Kentucky, sixty miles below the former place.

There is a current report that a sharp skirmish occurred a few days since at Celina, Jackson county, Tennessee, near the Kentucky line, between Tennessee troops and Kentucky Unionists. The latter fied, leaving a large lot of guns and ammunition. Nine Federals were killed, and two Tennesseeans wounded.

Passengers from Bowling Green to-day report that an engagement took place on the 17th inst, at Greensburg, on Green river, 30 miles above Mundfordville, between the forces under Gen. Hardee, 1,500 strong, and the forces under Gen. Ward, 2,000 strong. At Camp Andy Johnson the latter was repulsed after a sharp engagement. No particulars received.

There has nothing been heard of Gen. Roussean this side of Nolin, where an advance arrived a week ago. The Federals are making no advance movements.

The Louisville Journal, of yesterday, says four car-loads of arms, destined for the Kentucky armies, arrived at Jeffersonville on the 18th inst.

Gen. Smith, who is commanding at Pajucah, issued a proclamation on the 10th inst., forbidding the outposts to pass out persons without written permission from headquarters, and those permissions are only given to persons of approved loyalty; nor will goods or stores of any description be permitted to pass without the same permission.

Senator Bingham, of Michigan, is dead.


[Second Dispatch.]

Nashville, Oct. 20.
--The Bowling Green correspondent of the Union and American says that Henderson, Ky., is now occupied by 1,600 Indianians, and 1,500 more are expected.

The gun-boat Conestoga was at Henderson on the 12th inst. repairing. Her wheel- house was disabled at an engagement with Confederate batteries near Columbus.

T. W. Powell and John Young Brown were at Hopkinsville a few days ago, having escaped from Lincoln's emissaries.

The Louisville Courier learns that Thos. L. Crittenden arrived at Henderson on the 14th instant, took command of the Federal forces, and proclaimed martial law.

Indianapolis, Oct. 13.--The Federal army at Paducah does not fear an attack and can not hear of any large Confederate force this side of Columbus. All the Seccessionists have fied from Paducah and locked up their houses.

Brig. Gen.Wool will leave for Kentucky on tomorrow, where he will at once enter upon the discharge of his duties.

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