the troubles in East Tennessee--repairing the damages to the Telegraph line — Uninterrupted passage over the Holston river — the fight near Bristol, &c.
[special Correspondence of the Dispatch.]
Lynchburg, Nov. 12.
For some time past affairs have been remarkably quiet with us, but during the past two or three days we have had quite exciting times in consequence of the troubles in East Tennessee
, with which point we are in direct communication, though over 200 miles distant. On last Sunday evening J. M. Crawley
, the efficient Superintendent of the Telegraph
, left this city with hands for the purpose of repairing the damages on the line in East Tennessee
I learn, also, that a tressel work is being made over the Holston
at the burnt bridge.
Passengers were transferred on Sunday by fording, and were met by a locomotive from Jonesboro
, with one boxcar attached.
Nothing authentic has been heard from any point beyond Jonesboro
— though there seems to be little doubt of other bridges having been burned between that place and Knoxville
, as there had been no communication between those points since the troubles began.
The Circuit Court which has been in session for a week past, has had quite a number of criminal cases up. The case of Spotswood Ryder
, a notorious peace breaker, charged with killing a man named Jones
, last year, was before the Court
yesterday, but the jury failing to agree in their verdict, were adjourned over until this morning.
Dr. Thomas H. Nelson
a prominent citizen of Bedford county
, died suddenly at his residence yesterday morning.
There has been a very interesting revival going on for some time past at the Methodist Church in this city, under the pastoral charge of Rev. H. P. Mitchell
A large number of converts have blessed his labors, and the good work still goes on.
A public meeting has been called for this evening, to take into consideration and to adopt measures to prevent the ‘"worms,"’ of whom we have plenty of all sorts and sizes, from speculating on the wants and necessities of the people.
This is the right move in the right direction, and should have been done long ago.
Later.--The train has arrived from East Tennessee
, and brings later intelligence than we have received.
The fight Sunday night was between temporary volunteers, (100,) under Capt. Miller
, who went out from Bristol
Sunday night. The fight took place at the river, about twelve miles from Bristol
.--Two of Miller
's party were slightly wounded, himself being one of the injured.
He will reach Richmond
Nine traitors were killed, two wounded, and two taken prisoners.
I also have reliable advices from Kentucky
Our forces have fallen back to Pound Gap
, and are pursued by a large number (7,000) of Federals.
We have a large quantity of baggage, munitions, artillery, &c. Couriers arrived both at Wytheville
yesterday, bringing this news. O. K.