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them seriously--five of the deaths from an accident, and but two from the enemy's shot.

We have crippled their ships and driven them off, and forced the garrison of Fort Pickens, in its impotent rage, to slake its revenge by firing on our hospital, and during the habitations of our innocent women and children, who have been driven therefrom by an unannounced storm of shot and shell.

For the coolness, devotion, and conspicuous gallantry of the troops, the General tenders his cordial thanks; but for the precision of their firing, in this their first practice, which would have done credit to veterans, he is unable to express his admiration. Their country and their enemy will both remember the 22d and 23d of November.

By command of Maj. Gen. Bragg.
Geo. G. Garnes.
Assistant Adjutant General.

The Assault on the Navy-yard near Pensacola.

The Pensacola Observer, of the 30th ult., says:

‘ For some cause, not yet explained, the fight commenced by Fort Pickens 1st week, and delay ceased on Sunday morning, and up to the present time has not been renewed. It is supposed by some, says the Montgomery Adreclast that at the time Col. Brown opened fire on the defences of the Confederate forces he expected he would be supported in a very short time by a very large portion of Lincoln's armada, but that as only a small number of the fleet arrived, and those being unable to make any impression on our batteries, be deemed it advisable to relinquish the attempt for the present. Others again think the attack was only a feint for the purpose of learning the strength, position, and number of the guns mounted by Gen. Bragg.

’ It this was his object he most signally failed, as Gen. Bragg, while he had only the fort, and one or two vessels to reply to, did not deem it necessary to open his most effective batteries. Should Col. Brown, on the arrival of the entire fleet, feel disposed to aid the vessels in forcing an entrance into Pensacola Bay, he will be likely to be greeted with storms of iron hail from powerful batteries, the existence of which he does not now even dream.

It was one thing for a powerful fleet to pass the two little forts at Port Royal, but it is quite another to run the blockade, which General Bragg has established at the entrance to Pensacola Bay, as the enemy will find to their cost should they make the experiment. The almost confidence is expressed by the Confederate officers, and by all others who have had an opportunity of examining the defences, of the ability of our troops to resist say attack.

Decision of the Court Martial in Col. Singletary's case.

The decision in the case of Col. Singletary, (who it will be recollected, acted so noble a part in rescuing the officers and crew of the French frigate Prony, on the coast of North Carolina from a watery grave,) has been finally made out and has come to light. The Newbern Progress says:

‘ We learn that the decision breaks him of his command pay, &c., for two months, and subjects him to a reprimand for insubordination. The Colonel, unwilling to be idle lot two months, at a time when the country needs all the assistance it can get, and believing that his regiment, which has become already commendably disaffected and demoralized, will hardly be worth commanding by that time, has handed in his resignation to Gen. Branch.

From Columbus — expected movement of the Keemy.

From the Nashville Hanner, of the 1st inst., we take the following:

Headquarters, Columbus, Nov. 28.
The following are extracts from dispatches I have received to-day. The first is from a gentleman at St. Louis, the second from a friend in Paducah:

First. "The enemy intend to make an attack on Columbus in 20 days, with a force of from 75,000 to 100,000 men. It you can repaired them it will have a better effect than a defeat on the Potomac. There has been Ripped from St. Louis to Cairo a large amount of cannon and ammunition. In St. beats there are 35 mortar-boats, and 8 gunboats"

Second extract. "They say when they do move on Columbus, they expect to surround you and starve you into submission. I heard a responsible gentleman, who is personally acquainted with affairs in Paducah and say, that this is the calculation publicly expressed among the officers at Cairo."

These extracts shadow forth correctly their plans and every effort should be made to prepare a strong force to meet them on the right and rear. No time should be lost.

Gen.Breckinridge in pursuit of Tom Crittenden.

From the Bowling Green correspondent of the New Orleans Picayune, under date of November 22, we take the following extract:

Gen. Breckinridge, with Hanson's, Thompson's, and Trabge's Kentucky incky infantry regiments, and Col. Helm's Kentucky cavalry, left here Sunday morning for the purpose of attending to Gen. Crittenden, who was understood to be at or near Rochester, threatening Russellville. He proceeded over the old dirt road direct to Russellville, which he reached on Tuesday, and from that place he proceeded directly towards Rochester. He has not been heard from since. Strong hopes are entertained here by many that General Crittenden will make a stand, and give our boys an opportunity to do some work. It is believed that the Federal forces at, or near Rochester. Calhoun, and Hartford, number own or eight thousand men. I know nothing positive of the present strength of Gen. Sherman, on the railroad North of us, and time of the forces at Columbia, and in that vicinity. We have about 4,000 men at Hop under Gen. Clarke of Mississippi, a new man in Kentucky, but said to be a good officer.

Federal Plundering in Kansas.

The St. Louis Republican has the following paragraph:

‘ A few days since, the notorious Captain Cleveland, with about twenty of his band of Jayhawker, entered the Union branch Bank and the Bank of Northrup & Co. of Kansas City, and took $850 from the former and $3,000 from the latter. It was fortunate for both banks that they had anticipated a robbery, and removed most of their money to a place of safety. It is high time this man was "modified" by somebody. He is certainly a desperate character. His exploit in high way robbery throw those of Deck Turpin or Jack Sheppard in the shade. With his small gang be does whatever he chooses without cholestanols.

Eastions in Missouri--Federals retreating — Insurrection among the Indians.

The following special dispatch to the Memphis Appeal contains the latest and most interesting news from Missouri:

Des Auc, Nov. 30, 1861.--A gentleman arrived here yesterday evening, who left Gen. McCulloch's camp on the 20th inst.

Hunter's command left Springfield about the 12th, accompanied by Lane and Monterrey, with their Kansas Jayhawkers, the former retreating toward St. Louis, which place is supposed to be their destination.

General McCulloch, with 1,700 cavalry, west in pursuit, for the purpose of hare them and to endeavor to out off and captor their provision train. He succeeded in taking about one hundred loaded wagon, and afterward continued the pursuit, with what farther success is not known.

The Federal force was estimated at forty-one thousand.

Price's forces were moving up into Mission, toward Lexington, where it is thought they will go into winter quarters.

All is quiet in Kansas, with the exception of the demonstrations of the Indians, who, in the absence of the Federals, are securing all the property they can get belonging to our enemies. They are not, however, laying waste the country.

Twelve hundred Creek warriors have re elled, and called for assistance from the Federal Government. They are closely watched by our regiment of Texans and one of the Cherokee regiments.

The health of the army is generally very good.

Lincoln raid into Scott county, Tenn.

From the Knoxville Register, of the 3d inst., copy the following:

‘ A gentleman just arrived from Scott county, informs us that on Sunday morning last a band of Lincolnites from Kentucky, assisted by a number of Tories of that county, entered the village of Huntsville, and seized the persons of John L. Smith, Carlin, Calvin Smith, Sterling Smith Smith, and five others, whose names we could not procure, and immediately started with them to Kentucky as prisoners of war, the same time taking about a dozen head of All the gentlemen abducted were unoffending citizens, belonging to no littery organization in the Confederate Their only crime was that they were John L. Smith, is clerk and of the chancery court at Huntsville least seventy years of age, and is respected all who know him in the very highest de and the others abducted are equally seemed.

’ The party from whom we derived this information, Mr. William Anderson, was like captured by the marauders, but made escape. He says he could not ascertain precincts number of the enemy, He saw forty of fifty, but they represented number at several hundred. They were in by the somewhat notorious John Smith, who was released by the Confederate Court at Nashville, some time ago, upon in taking the oath of allegiance, and who his deceguitance some says ago in the Confederate Court at this place, upon a charge of counterfeiting, John Baxter, of this city, being his security. He was assisted in this infamous raid by other Tory residents of Scott county, among whom was Riley Cecil, another individual who was released by Major Fulkerson, at Jamestown, last summer, upon making the strongest promises of good behavior towards the Confederate States.

Arrest of a Lincoln recruiting officer in Rast Tennessee.

The Knoxville Register, of the 4th instant, says:

‘ Garrett Hall, formerly of Morgan county, Tennessee, but who for some months has been with the East Tennessee Lincoln troops in Kentucky, was arrested in that county on Monday last, and brought to this city by Confederate troops. We understand that when arrested he was acting in the capacity of a recruiting officer for Lincoln's army in Kentucky. He is represented as a desperate man, and in making the arrest he was shot by one of the Confederate party, but, we learn, not severely wounded. Considerable curiosity was manifested by the citizens on his arrival, everybody wanting to get a peep at the "mide." He was lodged in the city jail.

The Tories of Bast Tennessee.

From the Lynch burg Republican, of the 5th inst. we take the following:

‘ A letter from one of our subscribers, a colonel in the Confederate service, dated Russellville, Tenn., December 3, says the tories and bridge-burners have not all left East Tennessee yet. Since we drove them from the "Chimney Top Mountains," they have collected in Cocke and Hancock counties, where our citizen soldiers have made two unsuccessful attempts upon them. I hope, however, to get them to-day with my command, and will avail myself of the earliest moment to advise you as to the results. We hung two of the leading bridge-burners in Greenville Saturday evening.

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